Fund Will Support Students Researching Socially Just Leadership

The Fielding community has a new reason to be thankful. Dean Emeritus Charles McClintock, PhD, and his wife Carol Wilburn have established a new scholarship to support our doctoral students’ dissertation research.

The McClintock-Wilburn Family Fund in Leadership will provide financial support to students whose Fielding writing and/or dissertation research demonstrate conceptual clarity, rigorous methodology, and support for socially just leadership. It will be available to our students in 2019, when the next common application cycle opens. A $100,000 deferred gift with additional contributions from the McClintock-Wilburn family will ensure that the scholarship fund grows over time.

Dean Emeritus Charles McClintock, PhD, and Carol Wilburn

Charles McClintock joined Fielding in 2001 as Dean of what is now the School of Leadership Studies following a 27-year career at Cornell University as a professor and administrator. Following his retirement as Fielding Dean in 2012, he served as President of the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, returning to Fielding in 2014 as Senior Advisor and Director of Fielding’s Institute for Social Innovation.

Carol has held leadership positions at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and the Cornell Center for Theatre Arts. She has served on several boards, most notably in Santa Barbara with the Ensemble Theater Company and the Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, including during the renovation of the Center’s Granada Theatre.

Charles and Carol have made several gifts over the years in support of Fielding, including underwriting the development of university archives and history. “We believe in Fielding’s mission, faculty, and students,” Charles said, “and are confident that the University’s board and administrative leadership will maintain its creative and pioneering status as an academically rigorous and innovative graduate school. This scholarship fund affirms a belief based on our careers and experience that leadership matters.”