Incorporating Ethical Leadership
One thing that won't change with the Edge is Guilford's commitment to the diligent pursuit of its seven Core Values of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship.
To the contrary, the College intends to build on that commitment by seeking ways to more effectively leverage the historic and evolving strengths of character-building programs like Bonner, QLSP and Principled Problem Solving to widen their collective impact. The aim is to create a more cohesive and comprehensive model of ethical leadership development programming and practices that will benefit every student's development. Ultimately, Guilford seeks to be a nationally regarded exemplar in that endeavor. Guilford College administrators Barbara Lawrence, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Krishauna Hines-Gaither, Director of Multicultural Education, will lead the Incorporating Ethical Leadership initiative.
"We are strengthening our historic commitment to developing highly competent and compassionate ethical leaders," Barbara says. "That has always been at the core of who we are as a College that changes lives — and today it's more important than ever."
President Jane says the arrival of the Guilford Edge positions the College to reach new heights of national distinction.
"This is merely the beginning of an exciting new era in the proud history of Guilford College," Jane says. "We are being called to respond anew to the needs of a hurting world — as we have done throughout our 180-year history. I have great confidence that the Guilford Edge will spark the imagination and ingenuity of a determined generation of talented students eager to create positive change."