Whitehead Leadership Society Newsletter
September 2021 | Fall Edition
2021 WLS Scholarship for Purposeful Leadership Award
The Board of Directors for the Whitehead Leadership Society (WLS) is pleased to announce that Kaylee Bjarnason (BSB, Rancho Cucamonga) was selected as the 2021 recipient for the Whitehead Leadership Society (WLS) Scholarship for Purposeful Leadership. Kaylee was recognized along with other students and faculty at the School of Business Awards and Scholarship virtual recognition event held in April 2021.

The WLS Scholarship for Purposeful Leadership is designed to encourage purposeful leadership within the University of Redlands, School of Business in keeping with the WLS traditions of socially responsible service and sustainable practices in the communities in which our students work and live. The WLS Scholarship for Purposeful Leadership is open to all degree seeking students in the School of Business who are in good standing with the University and who have demonstrated outstanding purposeful leadership to the School of Business, to their professional occupation, and/or to the communities in which they work and live.  

For more information about future scholarships, please visit Redlands.edu/WLS.
Join Other WLS members for Homecoming and Family Weekend on Oct 22-24, 2021
The University of Redlands is hosting many in person events during this year's Homecoming and Family weekend.

Drop by the WLS reception booth inside the School of Business VIP Tent on Sat., Oct. 23rd from 1:00-3:30 p.m. to say 'hi', network with other WLS members, have a chance to win some cool raffle prizes, and buy some WLS swag (get a free WLS coffee mug with any WLS T-shirt, polo shirt or hoodie purchase).

Stay for the free homecoming picnic at 4:30 p.m., then root for the Bulldogs as they take on Chapman in the homecoming football game at 7:00 p.m.

Bring the whole Family with you for a great day & evening of fun and enjoy our beautiful campus! Homecoming Events at a Glance
Fun Fact Contest: What was growing on the tract of land that the founders selected for the Redlands main campus in 1906? (hint: it wasn't oranges) The first person to email the correct answer to WLS@redlands.edu wins an Addie keychain!
Meet Queen Addie
Adelaide, or "Addie", is the first female mascot in the history of the university. She was named for the founding first lady of the University and wife to the first President, Jasper Newton Field. She is the seventh live mascot. Addie's awesome handler is Mary Littlejohn '03, '12, Assistant Director of Alumni and Community Relations. You can follow Addie's amazing antics on Instagram, Twitter, and Tiktok, and can support her via the Mascot Fund. Come see Addie in person at the Homecoming picnic in October!
Career and Professional Development
The Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) provides coaching, graduate school advising, and instructional programs designed to help students and alumni plan and prepare for the future. 

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Cover Letters
  • Graduate School Planning
  • Internship and Employment Strategies
  • Interviewing
  • Mock Interviewing
  • Negotiation
  • Networking
  • Personal Statements
  • Professional Advancement
For more information, please navigate to the links below, or visit OCPD.
Community Service Corner
Are you a WLS member looking for a way to provide active service and support to the University community? We are seeking additional volunteers for our new WLS Events and Engagement Committee. Time commitment is only a couple of hours a month, and we promise it will be a lot of fun!

For more information, please email Coleen Berlin.
Meet Your Newest WLS Board Members
The WLS is excited to announce the addition of two new Board of Directors, Coleen Berlin and Jason Rollo.

Coleen Berlin graduated from Redlands in 2008 with a BS in Business and went on to complete her MBA with an Accounting concentration at CSUSB. She is currently the Director of Finance for a manufacturing company that also requires her to work in many business areas besides Accounting, including Management, Finance, Insurance, Legal, Environmental compliance, and Human Resources. Needless to say, Coleen is never bored! Coleen joined the WLS board in an effort to become more active with WLS and the University, and is already heading up the Events and Engagements Committee to plan events for WLS members!

Jason Rollo graduated from Redlands in 2016 with a BS in Business and went on to complete his MPA with a Public Sector Management and Leadership concentration at CSUN. He is currently a Manager for Member Services Public Outreach in the External Affairs department for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. In this role, he communicates issues involving Metropolitan about water infrastructure, current key water issues, and legislation to Metropolitan directors, member agencies, elected officials, business leaders, NGO’s, and the general public. Jason joined the WLS board to reconnect with the University and WLS on future events, as well as volunteering with many other non-profit organizations. There is no shortage of enthusiasm when you meet Jason! 

Welcome aboard Coleen and Jason, and a big THANK YOU to outgoing board members Tiffany Cross and Wendi Nelson for their many valuable contributions and many years of service to the WLS.
WLS Board of Directors
Coleen Berlin
Jason Rollo
Bruce Rawding
Christine Taitano
Bob Warren
The Whitehead Leadership Society is an organization established to encourage leadership and academic excellence within the University of Redlands School of Business. As facilitators of professional education and lifelong learning, individual members of the Society have the responsibility to:

  • Provide active service and support to the University community
  • Foster an academic climate for enhancing School of Business student achievement
  • Focus on increasing productive student and faculty dialogue
  • Honor the traditions of the liberal arts