A chat with the chancellor

A chat with the chancellor

We had an opportunity to visit with the chancellor and talk about his great joy of leading the university and helping others succeed. Here, he shares some highlights and insights.
Pushing the culture forward

Pushing the culture forward

Morgan DeBaun, AB ’12, and three other WashU alumni ­founded Blavity, a news and entertainment website featuring stories from a black point of view. Today, DeBaun is CEO, using the varied skills she learned at WashU.


Listening with purpose, leading with heart

Listening with purpose, leading with heart

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton has relied on insights from alumni to help him guide the university. His partnership with the Alumni Board of Governors has provided an ­important forum for listening to and ­engaging with the university’s biggest ­champions: its graduates.

Daring design

Daring design

Ryan Lawson, BFA ’04, is an interior designer who as a student switched from studying architecture to art. He says that Chancellor Wrighton took a keen interest in his choice because Lawson was a student during the early planning phases of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.

Of research and results

Of research and results

James McCarter, MD/PhD ’98, whose entrepreneurial spirit was nurtured while a grad student, has built his career on translational research.

The view from the chair

The view from the chair

Andrew C. Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, chaired Washington University’s successful Leading Together campaign. Here he talks about what the experience was like and why he supports Washington University.