Mentors in Residence

The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities is finding ways to honor Ms. Ifill's commitment, not only to the highest standards of excellence, but also to community and to mentoring. The new Mentor-in-Residence program is a signature program that invites to campus talented professionals who are achieving success in their fields and expanding the range of voices and perspectives in it. Mentors-in-Residence share their knowledge and help us foster the potential of our students so that they, too, may pursue lives of purpose.

Residencies are typically short-term (three days to two weeks) with an itinerary that matches the talents and interests of the particular mentor. Activities might include class visits, workshops, themed lunches, readings, teaching discussions, meeting with student organizations, one-on-one sessions, community activities, or other ways the mentor might share their knowledge with the next generation. Mentors-in-Residence are by invitation of the Dean and hosted by one or more of the departments in Ifill College.