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Leadership Dinner: Katharine Lyall

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm

Application Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Application is closed.

Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people. 

Katharine Lyall, President Emeritus, University of Wisconsin System

Katharine Lyall is president-emeritus of the University of Wisconsin System,former professor of Economics at UW-Madison, and visiting senior scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the nation's oldest organization supporting teachers and excellence in teaching.

She headed Wisconsin's statewide public university system of 15 institutions and 160,000 students from 1992 to 2004. Prior to her appointment as president, she was an economist at the Chase Manhattan Bank on Wall Street, held faculty appointments at Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins, and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Development & Research at the US Department of Housing & Urban Development in the Carter Administration. She has continued to teach economic theory and public policy courses throughout her administrative career; during her 12 year tenure as president, she signed the diplomas of more than 300,000 UW graduates, including about 4000 of her own students.

Dr Lyall serves as a director of the Council for Aid to Education, Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin United for Health, the advisory board of the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Higher Education and many other civic and educational organizations.

She is the author of numerous articles and several books in the fields of economic theory and policy evaluation and is co-author (with Dr Kathleen Sell) of “True Genius of America at Risk”, a  book documenting the privatization of public higher education and what we can do about it.

You may be more interested to know that Katharine is an avid sailor and watcher of Saturday morning cartoons which, she says, are an allegory on life and its challenges!

Please Note:
Leadership Dinners have limited seating. If accepted, you will be required to submit a $50 deposit to secure your spot. If you do not attend the entire dinner (5-8PM), your $50 deposit will be cashed by Stanford University.

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