Dean of McDonough selected for key panel discussion at ILA conference

Dr. Gama Perruci knows he is part of one of the nation’s best leadership programs, but he still appreciates it when his colleagues acknowledge this fact.


Perruci, Dean of Marietta College’s McDonough Center for Leadership and Business, was recently invited to join a key panel discussion at the 12th annual ILA Global Conference Leadership 2.0: Time for Action. The conference is being conducted Oct. 27-30 at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston.

The panel also includes Adam Goodman, Director of the Center for Leadership at Northwestern University, Sandra Peart, Dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, and Mary Tolar, Director of the School of Leadership Studies at Kansas State University.


This panel, entitled “Leadership Studies 2.0? — Deans & Directors on the Future of Leadership in American Higher Education,” is a unique opportunity to hear from leaders of some the top academic programs in the United States. They will discuss past and future trends in leadership studies, including perspectives and
priorities for their centers and schools.


“The program director at Northwestern took the lead in organizing this panel and invited the deans and directors of the top leadership programs in the country. We were very honored to be asked to join this panel,” Perruci said. “The audience for this panel event will be mainly directors of leadership programs interested in learning more about the challenges and opportunities that we see in the coming decades as far as Leadership Studies. I am looking forward to this opportunity to share McDonough’s cutting-edge model with a wider audience. We also will learn from others and compare notes. These types of panels really help us stay connected to the global leadership studies community.”


The ILA conferences are where leadership scholars, practitioners, and educators present their finest scholarship, compelling ideas, and best practices. The annual global conferences bring together leadership educators and scholars, business and community leaders, leadership consultants and coaches, graduate and undergraduate students, and others with a passion for leadership to share ideas and practices.


The conferences feature more than 100 state-of-the-art leadership presentations, panel discussions, workshops, paper presentations, conversations with authors, roundtables, posters, and case studies that build bridges between leadership theory and practice to create unparalleled learning and networking opportunities. In addition, ILA's annual global conferences feature inspiring keynote speakers and unique special events.