The Chidsey Program for Leadership Development is named in honor of John and Lisa Chidsey, both Davidson alumnus from the class of 1983.
John is the current CEO of Subway, board member of Red Book Connect, former CEO of Burger King Corporation, and a former college trustee. Lisa is a practicing lawyer in the Broward County area of Florida. The Chidseys contributed a major gift to Davidson that launched a campus-wide study of student leadership development. With funding from the Chidseys and support from the Duke Endowment, the Program opened in 2007.