New Program Director

  • Friday, May 16, 2014
stephan gilchristStephan Hiroshi Gilchrist, Ed.D. will be the new Director of the Sustainability Leadership Graduate Program starting July 1, 2014. Jim Lorman, who developed and led the Program for 4 years, and has taught at Edgewood College for 33 years, will begin phased retirement – allowing him to still teach in the Program and help with the transition to the new director. Gilchrist will be coming to Edgewood College from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, where he is currently the Director of the Center for Inclusive and Engaged Leadership. Gilchrist explains, “the work of the Center is very much in-line with the mission and vision of Edgewood College and the Sustainability Leadership Program where the well-being of organizations and communities is dependent on the confluence of social, environmental, and economic factors.” Prior to his work with the Center for Inclusive and Engaged Leadership, Gilchrist was the Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Diversity Officer for the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, and has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon and at Wells College in Aurora, New York. Gilchrist holds a B.A. in international business, M.S. in environmental education, M.A. in conflict resolution, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership. Gilchrist says, “I look forward to sharing my experience and expertise in cultivating leaders to help create a healthier and more vibrant world.”