Meeting and Duke Hall Tour

Carly Fiorina addresses Women for Madison

Newly renovated Duke Hall provided the backdrop for the April 10, 2014, meeting of the Women for Madison Executive Advisory Council, which included a visit by former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Student presentations and a tour of the new building from Bill Wightman, Director of the School of Art, Design and Art History, offered a first hand look at JMU’s growth in the arts. Duke Hall follows the recently built Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, both combining to help further JMU's reputation as a leader in the arts.

Marilou Johnson gave an overview of the three schools within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, as well as the Madison Art Collection and Institute for Visual Studies.

During the luncheon, Carly Fiorina, member of the JMU board and former CEO of Hewlett Packard, spoke about the potential that exists for women within the gender gap. Fiorina discussed choosing a career and balancing work-life commitments. She shared her perspective on her own career, family and philanthropic experiences.

Sheila Smith, assistant vice president of campaign management at JMU, reviewed the planning and progress for the next comprehensive campaign.

Fiorina's exclusive visit with Women for Madison was part of her Madison Vision Series lecture at Wilson Hall on April 9. See Fiorina in action in this video

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Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2017

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