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Buckheit Leadership Series

The Buckheit Educational Leadership Series honors Vistamar School’s founding Head of School, Jim Buckheit, and explores issues in education and adolescent development of interest to the greater Los Angeles community. The Buckheit Educational Leadership Series is open to all members of the Vistamar community, as well as interested members of the public.

2017 Speaker

Vistamar School welcomed Loyola Marymount University (LMU) President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D. as our speaker at the 2017 Buckheit Educational Leadership Series. Since he arrived at LMU, Dr. Snyder has challenged the university to reimagine and expand its global, creative, and interdisciplinary footprints. Dubbing it “The University of Silicon Beach,” Dr. Snyder calls upon LMU graduates to discover their “life architecture” as an evolution based on creativity, openness, and inclusivity. On Thursday, May 11, he addressed Vistamar and our extended community about the importance of bridging intellectual and creative “habits of mind” in high school education to best prepare students for their future careers.  Stay tuned for news about our 2019 featured speaker.
2017 - Dr. Timothy Law Snyder - President - Loyola Marymount University

2016 – Dr. Adam Weinberg – President – Denison University

2015 – Rock Jones – President – Ohio Wesleyan University

2014 – Maria Klawe – President – Harvey Mudd College

2013 – Jonathan Veitch – President, Occidental College

2012 – Gene Block – Chancellor, UCLA

2011 – Shirley Tilghman – President, Princeton University
Vistamar School is a private independent high school in the South Bay region of Los Angeles
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