© Nathan Mandell
U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Ann Rondeau speaks to Kellogg
students about crisis management during a recent "leadership
luncheon" in Evanston. She is one of the several
leadership experts participating in ongoing programming
sponsored by Kellogg and its student clubs.
Leadership award created
Leadership Day brings new award, role model to
the Kellogg School
School students are recognized as innovators and leaders,
and that trend continues with a new student-led initiative
that celebrates leadership as an important Kellogg ideal.
15, Kellogg will host a ceremony to present the inaugural
Kellogg Award for Distinguished Leadership. Named
in honor of Dean Emeritus Donald P. Jacobs and sponsored by
McKinsey & Company, the award underscores the value Kellogg
places upon leadership. Jim Kimsey, founding CEO and chairman
of America Online (AOL), has been selected as the award recipient.
the award may be new, the Kellogg Schools emphasis on
leadership is a longstanding hallmark. Now, through the efforts
of the Office of the Dean and the Kellogg Business Leadership
Club (BLC), the new annual award continues branding Kellogg
as a leadership innovator, said Dan Nettesheim, BLC president
timing of this award is a perfect complement to Dean Jains
vision of scholarship, partnership and leadership,
said Nettesheim 02. It also provides another opportunity
for Kellogg and its students to develop unique relationships
with social and business leaders.
for the award were solicited from dozens of nominations made
by Kellogg School faculty, students, alumni and administration.
Eligible candidates included business and community leaders
from around the world. A Kellogg committee researched the
nominees to make a final selection based upon the individuals
professional accomplishments, civic involvement and embodiment
of Kellogg ideals such as integrity and team spirit.
selection was based upon his proven leadership with AOL, as
well as his military service and involvement with many nonprofit
organizations, including the National Symphony Orchestra,
the Washington Opera and Innisfree, a community for adults
with mental disabilities. Kimsey has also donated $10 million
to the Kennedy Center and founded an orphanage in Vietnam.
He is founder and president of Kimsey Foundation and serves
as a board member for Thayer Capital and Capital One Financial
noted that the award, while extraordinarily significant, is
only one expression of Kelloggs leadership commitment.
In addition to the award, BLC is creating a cohesive Leadership
Development Program that incorporates all the Kellogg Schools
unique leadership knowledge.
want to make the leap from creating awareness of exceptional
leadership to developing exceptional leadership, said
end, BLC is partnering with the U.S. Naval Training Center
at Great Lakes to design an event where Kellogg students gain
hands-on leadership experience using Battle Stations,
the simulation program that is the capstone of the Navys
Kellogg already provides numerous opportunities for leadership
development, both in the classroom and through its clubs,
this event represents a novel way for students to increase
their leadership abilities in a stressful environment without
many of the risks they will face once leaving school,
said Stu Brown 02, BLC co-chair.
said Prescott Logan 02, BLCs content chair, the
club will continue exploring ways to provide additional opportunities
for both classroom-based and experiential leadership lessons.
cited a number of reasons for the Kellogg Schools powerful
leadership curriculum, including Kelloggs team-oriented
culture that encourages collaborative learning among a diverse
community of talented students, faculty and administrators.