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William Dickson Faculty Fellows

"Ethics must begin at the top of an organization. It is a leadership issue and the chief executive must set the example." - Edward Hennessy (1933 - ), Philanthropist and Retired Chairman and CEO of AlliedSignal Inc.

About

Thanks to a generous investment from Astro Aluminum Treating Company, the annual William Dickson Leader-in-Residence Program was launched in 2007.  Through this program, the Ukleja Center invites a prominent business executive, government, or nonprofit leader to interact with our university community over the course of an academic year.  Bringing an experienced leader to campus for an extended period of time allows program participants to learn about the full range of ethical leadership issues our leaders-in-residence have faced during the course of their careers.  In addition, campus and community leaders get to explore how they manage the ethical aspects of their own leadership responsibilities.

Leaders-in-residence engage with the campus community in a variety of settings, from classroom presentations to informal discussions with small groups of students, faculty, and/or business leaders.  These interactions enable members of the university community to enhance their understanding of ethical leadership, discover how these concepts are used in practice, and apply them within their own lives.

William Dickson Leaders-in-Residence

  • 2007-2008: Robert Lorber, President, Lorber Kamai Consulting Group
  • 2008-2009: Patrick McClenahan, CEO, 2015 Special Olympics World Games
  • 2009-2010: Richard Strozzi-Heckler, President, Strozzi Institute
  • 2010-2011: Cynthia Stamper Graff, President and CEO, Lindora Clinic
  • 2011-2012: Damon Dunn, Co-Founder and Partner, Tricor Corporation
  • 2012-2013: Diana Hendel, CEO, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's Hospital, Community Hospital Long Beach
  • 2013-2014: Rafer Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist and California Special Olympics Founder
  • 2014-2015: David Maggard, Jr., Chief of Police, City of Irvine 
  • 2015-2016: Justin Rudd, Founder, Community Action Team 
  • 2016-2017: Mary Zendejas, Executive Director and Founder, Professional Abilities Association of America

William Dickson Faculty Fellows

  • 2008-2011: Robert Eckert, Former Chair of the Board and CEO, Mattel, Inc.
  • 2008-2011: Beverly O’Neill, Former Mayor, City of Long Beach 
  • 2008-2009 and 2011-2013: Patrick McClenahan, CEO, 2015 Special Olympics World Games
  • 2009-2010 and 2011-2012: Richard Strozzi-Heckler, President, Strozzi Institute
  • 2010- 2013: Cynthia Stamper Graff, President and CEO, Lindora Clinic
  • 2011- 2014: Damon Dunn, Co-Founder and Partner, Tricor Corporation 
  • 2012-2015: Diana Hendel, CEO, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's Hospital, Community Hospital Long Beach
  • 2013-2016: Rafer Johnson, Olympic Gold Medalist and California Special Olympics Founder 
  • 2014-2017: David Maggard, Jr., Assistant Chief of Police, Office of Operations, Los Angeles World Airports
  • 2015-2018: Justin Rudd, Founder, Community Action Team 
  • 2016-2019: Mary Zendejas, Executive Director and Founder, Professional Abilities Association of America