Associate Dean Joan Vestrand Speaks at Citadel Leadership Symposium

Panel members discussed women in leadership as part of two-day leadership symposium at The Citadel.

Panel members discussed women in leadership as part of two-day leadership symposium at The Citadel. Pictured: (Left to Right) Tessa Spencer, television personality; Heather Walker, director at technology consulting firm Booz-Allen-Hamilton; Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, president of The Citadel Military Academy; Joan P. Vestrand, associate dean of Cooley Law School; and Captain Nicole Bastian, U.S. Marine Corps and 2002 Citadel graduate.

March 19, 2014 - Joan P. Vestrand, Cooley Law School associate dean, was a featured speaker during the Principled Leadership Symposium at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston, on March 13-14. Vestrand, who is an expert on professional ethics, presented, “Why Ethics Matter: Branding for Success,” and was a panelist during a discussion on women in leadership.

The symposium was sponsored by The Citadel's Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, and was attended by Citadel cadets, student delegates from more than 50 southern colleges and universities, and cadets and dignitaries from the nation's other military academies.

Other presenters included Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, military historian and best selling author Rick Atkinson, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient and Army Sergeant Gary B. Beikirch, Paralympic ski-racing medalist and best-selling author Bonnie St. John, and Dr. Marvin W. Berkowitz, the first endowed chair for character education in the nation.

About Cooley Law School: Celebrating 40 years of excellence, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 18,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and Tampa Bay, Florida.


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