Two grads to speak Wednesday as part of DPU alumni series

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Two 1970 graduates of DePauw University -- Judith A. Edstrom and Mary C. Leonard -- will discuss " Leading with Excellence and Ethics in Times of Great Change" on Wednesday, April 11, as part of DePauw's 175th anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series.

The program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Prindle Institute for Ethics. It is free and open to the public.

Edstrom is an advocate for social development and good governance, having worked in positions of leadership, advocacy and analysis for the World Bank, UNICEF and RTI International in more than 30 countries.

She recently completed an assignment with RTI International in Indonesia where she managed the largest USAID governance project outside Iraq, aimed at strengthening accountability and effectiveness of government in local jurisdictions across Indonesia.

Until 2004, she served in a variety of leadership roles with the World Bank over a 25-year period, including as sector manager of the social development department and chief of mission in South Africa.

Leonard's 30-year career as a Washington correspondent, editor and bureau chief spanned coverage of seven presidents and many national political campaigns, social issues, two Gulf Wars and the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Since 2004 Leonard has served as deputy managing editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She directs digital and social media in the newsroom and supervises; PG+, a premium sports website; and Pipeline, an award-winning website focused on the issue of natural-gas drilling in Pennsylvania. In addition, Leonard manages the Post-Gazette's mobile platforms and multimedia department.

Wednesday's program is part of "The Value and Values of Leadership" -- a Prindle Institute series made possible by the Douglas I. and Ann U. Smith Endowed Fund for Ethics.

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