Retiring Education Leader Al Guskin Reflects on 30-Year Career at Public Talk

Former Antioch University president and chancellor to present Looking Back and Going Forward: The Creation of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change – Why, How and What Comes Next

Yellow Springs, Ohio – Alan (Al) Guskin, PhD, former Antioch University chancellor, president emeritus, founder of the university’s PhD in Leadership & Change program, and a change agent who inspired the Peace Corps and helped found AmeriCorps VISTA, will culminate his 30-year career at an evening of celebration and reflection on Wednesday, July 29 at AUM’s PNC Auditorium at 900 Dayton Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The presentation portion of the event, during which Guskin will discuss Looking Back and Going Forward: The Creation of the PhD Program in Leadership and Change – Why, How and What Comes Next, begins at 7 pm. A reception to honor Guskin’s contributions to higher education and social justice will be held from 8 to 9 pm; both are free to attend and open to the public.

Al Guskin

Guskin, who has worked for more three decades as a teacher, leader, administrator, organizational change consultant, and tireless advocate for social justice, was a driving force in the creation of the PhD in Leadership and Change program at Antioch University, where he currently holds the title of Distinguished University Professor of Higher Education Change. His contributions to the program have helped countless individuals accomplish their goals through education and advocacy. His specialties include examining the role of leadership, power, conflict and change in educational organizations, and the transformation of higher education.

“Al Guskin has the rare ability to uncover the root cause of an issue – be it social, cultural, or academic, – and inspire people to come together to architect a solution to change things for the better,“ said Laurien Alexandre, Director of the PhD in Leadership and Change Program of Antioch University “  Our PhD in Leadership and Change program is the hallmark it is today because of Al’s vision and ability to guide others to see themselves as strong, empowered citizens.”

For more information about the event or Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program, please contact Laurien Alexandre at [email protected].


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