Parents Leadership Council Spring Weekend Schedule Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30, 2019


FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019


For families who arrive in town on Thursday evening or early Friday, we have arranged several optional mini-tours highlighting our University Collections of Art and History and the Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives. These tours have space limitations so please sign-up on the online registration form if you plan to join one or more of these tours. Each tour will be presented twice on Friday morning.

Morris House
9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Early Registration (For those taking part in the optional morning tours and programs) Please drop by to pick up nametags and materials; beverages available
10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Optional Mini-Tours and Programs—University Collections of Art and History (UCAH) and Special Collections and Archives
  • Treasures from the Vault
  • Meet in Special Collections and Archives in Leyburn Library, Level 1, where Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections Tom Camden will lead you through a fascinating look at some of the University’s most-prized treasures.
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony including Tour of “Breaking the Chains: Ceramics and the Abolition Movement” at Watson Pavilion
  • Meet in the Watson Pavilion to experience the culture and art of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstration with Professor Janet Ikeda and the Chanoya Tea Society, a W&L student organization and briefly tour the featured items from the Reeves Collection, Colonial Williamsburg, the Winterthur Museum, and private collectors.
  • Introduction to the Reeves Collection
  • Meet in the Reeves Center for a brief Introduction to the collection featuring ceramics made in Asia, Europe and the Americas between 1500 and today followed by free time to explore the galleries.
  • Tour of Lee Chapel and Museum
  • Meet in Lee Chapel for a guided tour of the auditorium followed by free time in the museum and museum shop.
Leyburn Library, Level 1
12:30 p.m. Registration (For those not taking part in the optional morning tours and programs) Please drop by to pick up nametags and materials; Beverages available

Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium
12:45 p.m. Parents Leadership Council Spring Meeting Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kamela and Steve Krouskos P’16, ’17, ’21, 2019 Parents Leadership Council Chairs
1-1:45 p.m.The Washington and Lee Experience
Moderators: Marc Conner, Provost and Jo M. and James Ballengee Professor of English Sidney Evans, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Tamara Futrell, Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Engagement and Dean of Seniors Corey Gant, Director of Greek Life Lena Hill, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Rob Straughan, Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School
1:45-2 p.m. Break and Walk to Afternoon Programs
2-2:45 p.m. Session 1
3-3:45 p.m. Session 2 Afternoon Programs and Q&A Sessions (choose two)

Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium
Beyond the Classroom: Impact of Internships, Collaborative Research and Co-Curricular Opportunities in the Williams School
Rob Straughan, Crawford Family Dean of the Williams School and selected students and faculty

Elrod Commons 301, Office of Career Development
Achieve Career Goals: Q&A with Career and Professional Development
John Jensen ’01, Dean of Career and Professional Development, Kelley Melvin ’08, Director for Employee Development, Molly Steele ’04, Director of Student Advising and Lori Olan, Associate Director of Career and Professional Development and Pre-Law Advising

IQ Center, 2nd FL, 202a Science Center
Florence As It Was: A Digital 3D Collaboration of the Arts and Technology at W&L
George Bent, Sidney Gause Childress Professor of the Arts and David Pfaff, IQ Center Academic Technologist
Meet in the state-of-the-art, IQ Center, for a virtual-reality experience which places you in the heart of Italy for a digital reconstruction of Florence as it looked at the end of the 15th century.

Leyburn Library, Northen Auditorium
4-5 p.m. Redenbaugh Lecture: “Why I Teach”
Paul Youngman ‘87, Associate Provost and Harry E. and Mary Jane W. Redenbaugh Professor of German

Lee House
6 p.m. Welcome Reception hosted by President William C. (Will) Dudley
President Dudley welcomes the Parents Leadership Council to his home for this special gathering for parents and students
Evans Dining Hall
7 p.m. Dinner with W&L Faculty and Administrators
Business Attire

SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 2019


Evans Dining Hall
8:30-9 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
9-9:10 a.m. Parents Fund Report
Kamela and Steve Krouskos P’16, ’17, ’21, 2019 Parents Leadership Council Chairs Tres Mullis, Executive Director for Development
9:10-9:55 a.m. Not Unmindful: Planning for W&L Today and Tomorrow
Marc Conner, Provost and Jo M. and James Ballengee Professor of English
Dennis Cross, Vice President for University Advancement
Steve McAllister, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
A brief financial update, strategic plan highlights and capital campaign priorities with special emphasis on one of the most timely projects—The Center for Academic Resources and Pedagogical Excellence (CARPE).
9:55-10:10 a.m. Go Global: Update from the Center of International Education Mark Rush, Director
10:10-10:25 a.m. Break
10:25-10:45 a.m. Mock Con 2020: Planning and Funding the 27th Washington and Lee University Mock Presidential Convention
10:45-11:30 a.m. President’s Update and Q&A
President William C. (Will) Dudley will provide a university update with time for questions and open discussion.
11:45 a.m. Program concludes
Noon Lunch on Your Own at the Marketplace (Elrod Commons) or Fire Side and Food Side Restaurants (Upper Division Housing Village) Please use the voucher in your packet to have lunch on us.