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 2023 WLS Membership Guidelines and Nomination.doc.
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 2022-2023 academic year are due to Charlotte Roth, the Assistant Director of Student Engagement, at WLS@redlands.edu no later than 11:59 p.m. PDT on Friday, February 10, 2023. 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 Saturday, March 11, 2023, at 5:00 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
Jason Rollo '16
Charlotte Roth, University Liaison
Christopher was inducted into the Whitehead Leadership Society in 2010 and joined its Board of Directors in 2022. He holds an MBA from the University of La Verne and B.S. in Business from the University of Redlands. Christopher currently serves as the Director of Strategy and Business Development for Community Hospital of San Bernardino, and as the Executive Advisor for his self-managed consulting firm. Since 2007, he has given back to alumni and non-profits benefiting LGBTQIA, women empowerment, animal welfare, and social justice for all.
Contact the Board of Directors by emailing WLS@redlands.edu.
View the WLS 2020-2021 Annual Report [PDF] and the WLS 2020-2021 Executive Summary [PDF].
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 2023 WLS Scholarship Guidelines and Application.doc
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