Distinguished University Professor Al Guskin Publishes Book

Al Guskin signing his book Dancing with Change at a table

On May 10, 2023, the Graduate School of Leadership and Change hosted a special event and book signing in celebration of Al Guskin and his newly published memoir, Dancing with Change: My Life as a Pragmatic Idealist (Orange Frazer Press, 2023). A leading national voice in higher education, Guskin shared a 30-year career with Antioch dating back to the mid-1980s when he was simultaneously President of Antioch College and Antioch University from 1985 to 1994, and after a university reorganization, Chancellor of Antioch University from 1994 through 1997. He then became a founding faculty member of the PhD in Leadership and Change, where he served as Core Faculty through his retirement in 2015.

Over the years, he has brought vision and humor to the Graduate School of Leadership and Change doctoral experiment, and he is now a Distinguished University Professor of the PhD in Leadership and Change program. With dozens of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends in attendance on-site and through livestream, Guskin shared thoughts and stories from his amazing journey, a life-long path framed by a synergistic mix of mission-driven dreams and astute pragmatism. Proceeds of the book were generously donated to GSLC’s Founders’ Fund, ultimately raising over $2,000 in support of pre-candidacy students in the PhD in Leadership and Change program.

Al Gusking standing at a microphone talking in front of people sitting at tables

If you are interested in obtaining the book and making a contribution to the Founders’ Fund as a part of this effort, please make your donation of $50 or more at alumniandfriends.antioch.edu/support-antioch. Note “GSLC Fund” in the Designation field and note “Dancing with Change” in the Comments section.