The Whitehead Leadership Society is an organization established to encourage leadership and academic excellence within the University of Redlands School of Business & Society. As facilitators of professional education and lifelong learning, individual members of the Society have the responsibility to:
To be considered for WLS membership, nominees must be a current student with current degree program not signed off at time of nomination and induction.
Students may become eligible for WLS nomination by demonstrating leadership skills and knowledge through service in the community, workplace, classroom, and through academic excellence. These students may be nominated by faculty, school administrators, or by self-nomination.
To learn more, view our 2022 WLS Membership Guidelines & Nomination Form.
The call for student nominations will be announced to students, staff, and faculty by late fall each year.
Students who are eligible for membership into the WLS may be approved for WLS induction by providing documentation supporting their leadership, active service, and involvement within the University and/or community.
Student nominations for the 2021-2022 academic year are due to Christine Taitano, the Director of Student Success, at WLS@redlands.edu no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, January 28, 2022. All four nomination requirements listed above must be completed and submitted as one packet by the deadline for consideration.
All nominations will be reviewed for approval by the WLS Board of Directors. Those approved for induction will receive an email invitation at least two weeks prior to the induction date.
The next WLS Induction Ceremony will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. PDT at the Redlands Campus. Attendance is by invitation only.
The election of WLS Board of Directors is held bi-annually in the spring. The WLS Board of Directors will maintain a maximum of two continuing board members each election. The continuing board members are to not exceed two consecutive terms.
The WLS Board of Directors is responsible for:
WLS members interested in becoming a Board member must submit an application, resume, and three letters of recommendation to be reviewed by the current WLS Board of Directors. To learn more, view our 2022 WLS Board of Directors Guidelines & Application.
Coleen Berlin '08
Bruce Rawding '93
Jason Rollo '16
Christine Taitano, University Liaison
Bob Warren '03
The Whitehead Leadership Society Scholarship for Purposeful Leadership was inaugurated by the WLS Board of Directors to encourage purposeful leadership within the University of Redlands School of Business & Society. The scholarship is in keeping with the WLS traditions of socially responsible service and sustainable practices in the communities in which our students work and live. At least one $500 scholarship award will be granted each fiscal year by the WLS. The call for student applications will be announced by January each year.
If you are interested in applying, view our 2022 WLS Scholarship for Purposeful Leadership Guidelines & Application.
To learn more about Whitehead Leadership Society, check out our Quarterly Newsletter.