Antioch University PhD in Leadership & Change Students to Celebrate Commencement August 1

 July 22, 2015 – Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program will celebrate commencement on Saturday, August 1 at 9 am at the Midwest campus, 900 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs. Twenty-three students who represent 14 states as well as Canada and Nigeria have successfully defended their dissertations this year and represent the 10th graduating class to complete the prestigious program.

“This year’s graduating class includes non-profit leaders, change consultants, entrepreneurs, social justice activists, community organizers, educators of all stripes, lawyers, and businessmen and women,” said Dr. Laurien Alexandre, Provost, Antioch University Graduate School of Leadership and Change. “As socially engaged reflective scholar-practitioners, they leave the program prepared to lead with others, to learn with others, and to take their knowledge and skills forward to advance social, economic and environmental justice in all the ways that align with their passions and purposes.”

The following students have graduated in academic year 2014-15:

Sylvia Asante, Pennsylvania
Al Barkouli, Oregon
Randall Barlett, Pennsylvania
Janet Bell, New York
Tom Borrup, Minnesota
Tom Eklin, Michigan
Tom Ellison, Utah
Janice Ferguson, New York
Tami France, Minnesota
Rodney Grist, Ohio
Michael Guillot, Louisiana
Leah Hanes, California
Susan Hayes, Ohio
Jerrid Kalakay, Florida
Jessica Litwak, New York
Winston Maddox, New Jersey
Brenda Manuelito, Arizona
Angel Martinez, New York
Cynthia McKinney, Georgia
Emmanuel Oluyitan, Nigeria
Chuck Powell, Georgia
Carmella Rodriguez, New Mexico
Alpha Woodward, Canada

Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program incorporates a challenging interdisciplinary core-curriculum that focuses on leading change coupled with faculty-mentored, self-paced individualized learning, and is designed for experienced professionals who are committed to studying and leading change that improves the well-being of those they serve.

The PhD in Leadership and Change program is part of Antioch University, which is founded on principles of rigorous liberal arts education and innovative experiential learning. The PhD in Leadership and Change program recently launched a new healthcare concentration where students are able to bring the lens of leadership and change to such topics as relationship-centered care, community access, education and advocacy, socially responsible and ethical decision making, and values-based change strategies in environments of high complexity.

For more information about Commencement contact Margaret Morgan at [email protected] or 937.769.1865.

About Antioch University
Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. With locations in Keene New Hampshire, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Seattle, and Yellow Springs, Ohio, Antioch University is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education. Inspired by the work of pioneering educator Horace Mann, Antioch University’s mission is to provide learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA).

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