Hesselbein Global Academy Celebrates 11th Year

Cathedral of Learning against a blue sky with streaks of clouds.

A flagship event for the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development (CCLD), the Hesselbein Global Academy gathered 42 delegates from 12 countries and 11 U.S. states this summer for an intensive learning and civic engagement experience at the University of Pittsburgh.

“In addition to hosting the 2019 Hesselbein Student Leadership Summit [at the Pittsburgh campus], we also hosted an academy alumni reunion dinner in New York in August,” said Sarah Popovich, assistant director of leadership education in CCLD. “The reunion dinner brought together alumni from the past 11 Summits. It was incredible to hear stories from the alumni about how the academy has played an important role in their leadership journeys.” To date, the academy boasts over 500 global alumni.

Read some stories of this year’s Global Academy and learn about the woman it’s named for, Frances Hesselbein, a Pitt alumna and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the United States’ highest civilian honor.