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The Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence Program

Photo: Dr. Alexandra Perry (front row, left), Clinical Ethicist at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is serving as the 2017-2018 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence. She is working with a group of students on the EIR Project ("Ethical Issues in Healthcare"). Dr. Alane Sanders (front row, right), associate professor of communication, is serving as the EIR Project's faculty adviser. Eric Wilken (second row, left), McDonough Scholar Cohort 28, is serving as the EIR Project's student coordinator.
The main purpose of this program is to allow a current (or recently retired) executive from a business/nonprofit enterprise to spend a meaningful period of time on campus interacting with students and faculty. The Executive-in-Residence (EIR) shares his/her own perspective on leadership – drawn from his/her experience in the world of work. In turn, students and faculty have an opportunity to gain their own insights through their interaction with the EIR. This reciprocal relationship is the hallmark of this program. The EIR works with a group of students on a project during the academic year.
While the McDonough Center hosts many campus speakers throughout the academic year, the EIR is expected to go beyond a one-time campus presentation. However, the residence arrangement is flexible. It can range from four short visits during the academic year (two in the fall and two in the spring) to a longer stay on campus (e.g., a month). The EIR program is named after Barbara ’73 and Paul Fitzgerald, who created the EIR endowment that supports the annual implementation of the EIR Project. Barbara Fitzgerald served as the 2007-2008 EIR, and her project focused on "Customer Satisfaction."
While on campus, the EIR can make presentations to different groups (e.g., classes, campus, community organizations), or even team-teach a class. The EIR also will have an opportunity to mentor students interested in his/her main area of interest. The program's flexibility allows the Executive-in-Residence to make a commitment based on his/her time requirements. Participation in the EIR Project is open to all Marietta College students, regardless of major.
The 2017-2018 Fitzgerald Executive-in-Residence:
Dr. Alexandra Perry, Clinical Ethicist at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
EIR Project: "Ethical Issues in Healthcare."
To learn more about Perry's EIR Project, please click HERE.

To learn more about past EIR Projects, click HERE.

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