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A Day Dedicated to Exploring Purposeful Leadership

Join us at this special event to visit the new University of Redlands Northern California campus and learn more about our innovative education programs, including the Graduate School of Theology. You also can tour the beautifully historic campus and meet students, faculty, and alumni. You are welcome to come for any part of the day that you can. A $40 registration fee includes lunch and entrance to all sessions and events. Please register online using the link above.

All events will take place at the University of Redlands Marin Campus, home of the Graduate School of Theology (GST) and the San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), located at 105 Seminary Road in San Anselmo. 


10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Explore Our New Academic Programs

Meet the members of the University of Redlands enrollment team for the Graduate School of Theology, the School of Business, the School of Education, and the College of Arts & Sciences. Here you can get information about the University's newest graduate school, as well as details about various programs and certificates offered at the University. You can also learn more about the scholarships you can receive as a Redlands Bulldog!

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Spirituality in Nature: A Contemplative Labyrinth Walk

Led by leaders from our Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction (DASD) program, you are invited to walk the iconic Geneva Labyrinth, and contemplate the connection of nature and our spirituality - or make the experience your own. 

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Leading With Purpose: A Dean's Perspective

Moderated by Provost Kathy Ogren, this luncheon and panel discussion will feature the University’s four deans and how their schools develop purposeful leaders who will not only serve their organizations, but their communities, nation, and world.

  • Dr. Thomas Horan, Jess & Donna Senecal Dean, School of Business
  • Dr. Andrew Wall, Robert & Mildred Peronia Naslund Dean, School of Education
  • Dr. Kendrick Brown, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Rev. Dr. Jana Childers, Newhall Endowed Dean, Graduate School of Theology 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Purposeful Leadership in Action - Session I

The Arc of Purposeful Leadership in Business

Moderated by Senecal Endowed Dean of the School of Business Thomas Horan, panelists will discuss the integration of the arc of personal, organizational, and societal leadership to create success.

  • Dr. Kamala Gollakota, Prof., School of Business
  • Dr. Carlo Carrascoso, Assoc. Prof. and Director, Banta Center for Ethical and Purposeful Leadership
  • Rev. Beverly Brewster (MDiv ’08) Pastor, Sleepy Hollow Presbyterian Church, Committee Member: Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy for the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Leadership in Educational Justice

Moderated by Naslund Endowed Dean of the School of Education Andrew Wall, panelists will discuss ways to bring balance to an educational system that routinely overlooks the students who need it most.

  • Dr. Nicole Howard, Asst. Prof. School of Education/Teaching & Learning Department
  • Dr. Jose Lalas, Prof., School of Education, Director Center for Educational Justice
  • Ms. Erin Green (GST MDiv 2021), Co-Executive Director, Brave Commons
  • Rev. Dr. Greg Love, Associate Prof., Systematic Theology, Graduate School of Theology

Spiritual Care and Compassionate Leadership

Moderated by Newhall Endowed Dean of the Graduate School of Theology Jana Childers, panelists will discuss how caring practices are expressed across cultures and religious traditions.

  • Rev. Paul Gaffney (MDiv '04), Program Manager, Shaw Chaplaincy Institute, Graduate School of Theology
  • Rev. Dr. Laurie Garrett-Cobbina, Director, Shaw Chaplaincy Institute and Shaw Family Associate Professor, Pastoral Care and Education, Graduate School of Theology
  • Dr. Fran Grace, Professor, Religious Studies and Steward, Meditation Room, College of Arts and Sciences 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Purposeful Leadership in Action Session II

Repeat of above sessions

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Campus Tour
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Campus Tour

Join a walking tour led by our knowledgeable hosts and explore the landmarks and landscapes of the beautiful Marin Campus 

3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Sponsored by the Office of Enrollment, this reception will allow you to catch up with old and new friends, as well as learn how you, your neighbors and family can enroll in programs at the Marin Campus. Program opportunities range from one-day seminars to masters and doctorate programs in business, education, divinity, and mental health. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

For questions, please contact the Office of Alumni & Community Relations at or 909-748-8011. Speakers and times subject to change.