Developing ethical and effective leaders has been a cornerstone of Saint Mary’s mission since our founding. John McDonough ’75, president and CEO of the NHL-champion Chicago Blackhawks, was the first speaker in a series of presentations this year on leadership. Alumni and other successful individuals will be engaging with our students to help them develop as leaders in their homes, communities, and businesses.
McDonough spoke to current and potential leaders of student activities, academics, and athletics in a moderated discussion about inspiring others to greatness and keeping dreams alive, despite challenges in college and careers. He was joined on the Figliulo Recital Hall stage by Jamison Rusthoven, leadership series coordinator and men’s basketball coach.