Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston President To Speak at Heller Commencement

May 16, 2007

Linda Whitlock, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) and a member of the Brandeis University Board of Trustees, will give the commencement address at this year's Heller commencement ceremony on May 20.

Ms. Whitlock, a seasoned leader and experienced manager, brings her passion for children to her leadership of BGCB, whose high-impact programs enable nearly 13,000 children and teens from low income neighborhoods in Greater Boston to become responsible citizens and leaders.

An alumna of Mount Holyoke College with a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ms. Whitlock served in the administrations of Governor Dukakis and Governor King of Massachusetts. Having taught in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Department of Urban and Environmental Policy at Tufts University, and the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, she has also been a senior administrator and member of the faculties at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and Concord Academy.

In addition to her work as a Brandeis Trustee, Ms. Whitlock is an active participant on many corporate and non-profit boards, including the Boards of Directors of the Boston Stock Exchange, Cambridge Trust Company, and the Fessenden School.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston is to help boys and girls, generally from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. To achieve this, BGCB offers a variety of program activities and support services designed to assist in the educational, emotional, physical and social development of six- to 18-year-olds, without regard to social, racial, ethnic, or religious background.

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