Roxanne Wilson Fund For Women’s Leadership

Roxanne WilsonTo pay tribute to Roxanne Wilson ’76 at the conclusion of her five-year tenure as chair of the Board of Trustees and recognize her outstanding service, the College has established the Roxanne Wilson Fund for Women’s Leadership.

“Ambitious for and proud of her alma mater, Roxanne Wilson encouraged high aspirations for all of us during her tenure as chair of the Board,” said incoming board chair Linda Davis Taylor, who succeeded Wilson on July 1. “Her inspired leadership and stunning record of accomplishment will continue to guide Scripps’ strategic vision for years to come.”

Linda Davis TaylorThe fund will support a program to prepare Scripps graduates to serve as leaders in both their professional careers and in the organizations for which they volunteer, one of the College’s strategic plan goals. Specifically, an endowment will be established to fund The Roxanne Wilson Leader-in-Residence — an annual program in which a nationally recognized leader — a senior professional and/or a key volunteer of a non-profit organization — is invited to campus for an extended period of time to share her experiences as well as facilitate significant interaction between students, faculty, staff, and alumnae. An example of a similarly structured program is the Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence, a highly successful initiative that has brought accomplished alumnae to campus each of the last 11 years.

The goal is to establish an endowed fund of $200,000, with the intention of inviting the first inaugural Roxanne Wilson Leader-in-Residence to campus in fall 2010.


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