Mission-Driven Leaders: Conversations on Purpose, sponsored by the San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union, will host its fourth guest leader who will visit University Campus on Wednesday, November 9. The university is proud to welcome home alumna U.S. Navy Reserve Rear Admiral Ingrid M. Rader ’14, ’21 for an inspiring conversation on mission-driven leadership. Hosted by Dr. Mark Gesner, vice president of Community Engagement and Communications, this popular series is open to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.
The event will be 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 9, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms in the Student Community Center and online via Zoom Visit Mission-Driven Leaders to register.
As a proud member of the U.S. military for more than 35 years, Rader will help Saint Leo observe Veterans Day (which is observed on November 11), and begin the university’s celebration of 50 years of military education. The university’s 50th anniversary celebration will include several events taking place from November 2022 through November 2023.
A cryptologic warfare officer, Rader serves as Navy Reserve commander of Fleet Information Warfare Command Pacific and director of Maritime Information Warfare Pacific Fleet. Rader’s active-duty operational assignments have spanned the globe by air and by sea, including deployments with Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 to Manama, Bahrain, Okinawa, Japan, and Iwakuni, Japan; and with Commander, Carrier Group 8 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Gulf, and in support of Operation Deny Flight. As a U.S. Navy Reserve officer, Rader mobilized to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Among her various shore assignments, Rader most recently served as Navy Reserve region commander, Navy Information Forces Mid-Atlantic, in Norfolk, VA.
Rader holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Business Administration from Saint Leo University. She studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute, received her commission through the Officer Candidate School program, and completed Joint Professional Military Education through the Naval War College.
The Mission-Driven Leaders: Conversations on Purpose program features interactive conversations with guest leaders from a variety of sectors who have experience in leading with purpose and making a difference in their professions and in society at large. By engaging in conversations with those who practice mission-driven leadership, the intent is to help bring the Saint Leo mission to life for the university community and the public.
Registration is required to attend the event in person or via Zoom. For more information, contact the Department of Community Engagement & Innovation at email@example.com.