—Grace E. Harris, Ph.D.

Dear Friends,

We are overwhelmed with the kind expressions of sympathy we have received. Your thoughtfulness means more than words can possibly express. Although Dr. Harris’ passing is a sad moment, we are grateful for the lasting impact she made on each of us and the memories in which we can find joy and comfort. We hope that you will continue to honor her memory by continuing to uphold her legacy and the values she held so dear.  

The Institute sends our condolences to the Harris Family whose love and support was the foundation of Dr. Harris' work- our heartfelt thoughts go out to you during this time. We are eternally grateful to you for sharing her with the world. May you find peace and comfort in the love and admiration overflowing from the community.

Written remembrances of Dr. Harris, for the family, may be sent to The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at: Millhiser House, 916 W. Franklin, Suite 102, Box 842028, Richmond, VA 23284.

Sincerely,

The GEHLI Team

 

 

Welcome

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute at Virginia Commonwealth University promotes the development of current and emerging leaders in academic institutions; public, private, and nonprofit organizations; and in the community.  Leadership programs are based on the principles of collaboration and partnerships, with a strong commitment to long-term relationships between clients and participants.  Additionally, the Institute researches and disseminates knowledge on the best practices in leadership.

Through its training and public policy research, the Institute is committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders.

Mission

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute promotes the development of current and emerging leaders in academic institutions, other public, private, and nonprofit organizations, and communities.

Consistent with the mission of VCU, the Institute is committed to identifying and nurturing the next generation of leaders through leadership training and public policy research.


Vision

The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute will be recognized throughout the region as the premier provider of leadership development programs for its:

  • Adherence to the principles of leadership exhibited by Grace E. Harris, Ph.D., based on collaboration and instituting leadership — envisioning a brighter future
  • Creating a learning environment, building collaborative partnerships, and strengthening commitment to results
  • Commitment to long-term relationships with clients and participants
  • Promotion of action-oriented transformational leadership