Lunch With Leaders

Lunch With Leaders | Faculty Programs

Bringing together women STEM faculty members with high-ranking University leaders allows faculty members to get insights into professional development, promotion and tenure, and teaching support that can better help them navigate academia and BU.

Spring 2019 | To be announced

The Lunch with Leaders event for the Spring 2019 semester is being organized now. Please check back later for information about the event date, time, and featured guest.


Fall 2018 | Julie Sandell, Senior Associate Provost

Held on December 4, 2018, this Lunch with Leaders featured Julie Sandell, the Senior Associate Provost for Boston University. In her role, she oversees all aspects of faculty affairs for the Charles River campus, including faculty recruitment, compensation, promotion & tenure, retention, and retirement, as well as faculty policies that span the University. In addition, she oversees the work of the Equal Opportunity Office which includes Title IX, affirmative action, and ADA compliance for the University.


Spring 2018 | Crystal Williams, Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion

This Lunch with Leaders, held on April 26, 2018, featured BU’s inaugural Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, Crystal Ann Williams who provides leadership, vision, management, and strategic direction for initiatives that promote diversity, access, and inclusion across BU’s Charles River and Medical campuses. She works to build an inclusive excellence in BU faculty and academic appointees, to nurture a positive campus climate, and to enhance diversity within the pathways through higher education.


Spring 2017 | Jean Morrison, University Provost

Held on March 15, 2017, this Lunch with Leaders event featured the University Provost Jean Morrison. As Provost, she provides leadership for the University’s overall academic, budgetary and planning processes and oversight of its academic programs, research, global programs, enrollment, and student affairs.

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Spring 2017 | Ann Cudd, CAS Dean

The February 27, 2017 Lunch with Leaders featured Ann Cudd, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. As Dean, she is the chief academic, administrative, and financial officer of the College and Graduate School, which houses many of the University’s STEM departments. She leads the College by setting priorities, directing academic planning, and working with departments to help them fulfill their academic missions.

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Fall 2016 | Jennifer Grodsky, Vice President for Federal Relations

The Lunch with Leaders featuring Jennifer Grodsky was held on November 2, 2016. In her role as BU’s Vice President for Federal Relations, she works from Washington, D.C. to strengthen the University’s ties to federal agencies and policymakers, gathers information on emerging federal funding trends, connect faculty with federal funders, share the University’s expertise with policymakers, and increases BU’s visibility in Washington.