Established in 1983, the Kathryn A. Green ('76) Johnston Lecture Series brings Johnston College & Johnston Center alumni to campus over the course of the fall and spring semesters to engage with current students and share their stories. It is an incredibly meaningful opportunity for current students – providing them with a glimpse of the post-college journey, the impact of a Johnston education on a person's life, and an invaluable chance for students to network and make important connections with our alumni.
Some past Johnston alumni lecturers include award-winning poets: Ángel García, Craig Santos Perez, Ely Shipley; attorneys: Janet Hoffman, JD and Whit Washington, Esq.; filmmakers Jessie Kahnweiler and Erik Saltzman; non-profit leaders and activists: Jewel Patterson, Cody Unser.
A passionate philanthropist for the arts, environment, and women's issues, Kathryn A. Green endowed this series and made generous donations to the larger Johnston community nearly every year since she graduated in 1976. She co-chaired Johnston's 40th Renewal and was recipient of the University of Redlands Centennial Award in 2007 and Distinguished Service Award in 2009. A number of times over the years, Johnston directors asked for Kathryn's support for financially insecure students and young alumni. Kathryn never said "No." She asked only that her gifts be anonymous. Johnston has had no better friend.
For more information about the Kathryn A. Green Johnston Lecture Series, please contact Johnston's Director.