President Linda Oubré spoke with Harvard Business Publishing Executive Editor Lucy Swedberg on the importance of promoting diverse leadership in higher education during the 2023 SXSW EDU conference in Austin, Texas.
The session, "Fixing the Lack of Diverse Leadership in Higher Ed," was held earlier this week. During her conversation, Oubré spoke about creating cultural change within Whittier leadership, seeking to make the College a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus.
Listen to the complete conversation at SXSW EDU.
Oubré joined Whittier College in 2018 becoming the first woman of color to serve as president of the institution. A native of Los Angeles, Oubré previously served as the Dean of the College of Business at San Francisco State University, executive director of corporate relations and business development, and chief diversity officer for the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis, and has decades of corporate experience. Oubré holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an Ed.D. in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
SXSW EDU (pronounced South by Southwest E-D-U) is most well known for the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, an annual event that fosters innovation and learning within the education industry. SXSW EDU is a component of the South by Southwest® (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals. Internationally recognized as the convergence gathering for creative professionals, SXSW EDU extends SXSW’s support for the art of engagement to include society’s true rock stars: educators!