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Lee W. Willard

Associate Vice Provost & Senior Associate Dean, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Duke University

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Lee Willard serves as Associate Vice Provost and Senior Associate Dean in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University. Her main areas of responsibility include academic planning, programmatic development, and institutional proposal development for Trinity College, Duke’s undergraduate liberal arts college.

Dr. Willard holds a BA magna cum laude from Agnes Scott College and a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at the William Andrews Clark Library, UCLA and is an alumna of Harvard University’s Management Development Program.

In addition to consulting for a variety of colleges and universities, she serves on the national advisory boards of Project Kaleidoscope (Washington, DC) and the Reinvention Center (Stony Brook, NY).

Key characteristics of good departmental leadership
By creating a coalition around issues relating to intellectual life and intellectual curiosity, an academic leader can help develop a broad commitment to a vision that links to greater institutional goals.
Linking Planning of New Spaces for Science to Institutional/Long-range Planning
A successful science construction project requires a clear conceptual framework that fits in with the objectives of the planning for the institution as a whole. This session will focus on the questions that need to be asked at the earliest stages of planning and the processes that need to be put in place to develop the answers to those questions. The perspectives of the institution, the faculty, and the architect will be discussed.
Plenary Session III: The Duke University Story - The Link & New Science Spaces
2009 Facilities Workshop at Duke University