Reframing the Narrative: Leadership Toward Inclusive Excellence

July 9-11, 2018

On the campuses of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University

Over 150 participants from 18 states convened at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University July 9-11, 2018 to discuss the value of the liberal arts in forwarding inclusive excellence.

“So what I now hope, most of all, that you’ll take away from these few days is the desire to see the humanity of the students you serve… I beg you to leave and to lead with hope, with purpose, and with joy as we do this life changing work. And, I need you to leave and do something. Something that makes our work more sustainable. Something that speaks back to the narrative crushing the liberal arts. Something that helps you and others propel a student’s success, a student who may not even be able to see it for themselves. A student whom the world may want to render invisible.” - Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict

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Supporters and Sponsors

The Liberal Arts Illuminated conference would not have been possible without the generosity and partnership from our supporters and sponsors. Thank you for helping create a successful conference.

Official corporate sponsor: U.S. Bank; additional funding provided by Credo, College Board, CentraCare Health, Clifton Larson Allen, The Lawlor Group, Lumina Foundation and TIAA; with support from Anne Schmidt Krump and Paul Krump, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, The Council of Independent Colleges, Academic Impressions, St. Catherine University, Minnesota Private College Council and American Academy of Arts & Sciences.