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President Carol Quillen Reflects on Life, Career and Higher Ed Challenges

President Carol QuillenFaculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join Davidson College President Carol Quillen for a special "Last Lecture." Quillen will offer a provocative and reflective talk about her life and career, as well as her thoughts on today's greatest challenges in education, as she answers the question, "What wisdom would you impart to the world if you knew it was your last chance?"

The lecture series, hosted by the Educational Studies Department, was inspired by a talk Prof. Randy Pausch delivered at Carnegie Mellon University entitled "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams." In this talk, Pausch discussed everything he wanted his children to know after his pancreatic cancer had taken his life. It included stories of his childhood, lessons he wanted his children to learn, and things he wanted his children to know about him. He repeatedly stressed that one should have fun in everything one does, and that one should live life to its fullest.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building, with a reception to follow.‚Äč

To read an in-depth interview with President Carol Quillen, visit the Davidson Journal Online.