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5th Annual Sternberg Family Lecture in Public Scholarship

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William F. L. Moses
Managing Director for The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program


William F. L. Moses serves as managing director for The Kresge Foundation’s Education Program, which supports postsecondary access and success for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students. The key architect of Kresge’s education programming, Bill leads the team’s continuum of domestic and international grant activities from developing program strategy, reviewing preliminary ideas, and helping grantees develop proposals or initiatives, to awarding funding and monitoring existing grants. Since his arrival at Kresge, Bill has served as a program officer and senior program officer, was instrumental in developing Kresge’s Green Building Initiative and has spearheaded the foundation’s grantmaking in SouthAfrica.


Before joining Kresge, Bill served as executive director of The Thomas J. Watson Foundation in Rhode Island and as a senior analyst at the Investor Responsibility Research Center in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a research officer at TechnoServe and held various administrative positions in Alaska’s state legislature and the federal government, including the U.S. Embassy in Cape Town, South Africa.


A graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Bill holds a master’s degree in international relations from Yale University. He is the author of “A Guide to American State and Local Laws on South Africa” and co-author of “Corporate Responsibility in a Changing South Africa.” He was the co-chair of the seven-foundation Partnership for Higher Education in Africa and serves on the steering committee of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, an organization he co-founded. He also is a member of the National Advisory Board of The College Promise Campaign.


Lacey H. Leegwater
senior advisor at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP)

Lacey H. Leegwater, M.Ed., is the senior advisor at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP). In this role, she oversees new project development and contributes to the strategic positioning and future directions of IHEP’s research and operational efforts. She also serves as an expert contributor to a number of the organization’s applied research projects and convenings by helping the organization bring together key stakeholders and facilitate network-building opportunities to drive IHEP’s mission. She has a deep passion for helping institutions and communities successfully improve how their students—particularly 21st Century students—gain entry to and succeed in postsecondary education.

Previously, Leegwater managed IHEP’s institutional portfolio, including its work with minority-serving institutions (MSIs), through projects like the Building Engagement and Attainment for Minority Students project, Lumina MSI Models of Success Program, Project Win-Win, and Walmart Minority Student Success Initiative.

Prior to joining IHEP in 2005, Leegwater worked at the American Association for Higher Education, where she began her work with MSIs and worked on other student learning and engagement initiatives, including electronic portfolio projects.

Leegwater earned her M.A. in education from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, with a specialty in social foundations of education. Leegwater also holds a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Vince Boudreau
President, The City College of New York


Vincent Boudreau was appointed the president of The City College of New York by the Board of Trustees of The City University of New York on December 4, 2017. For the past three years, he has served as the founding dean of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at CCNY. From 2002 through 2013, he served as the founding director of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at CCNY and is a professor of political science at City College and a member of the City University of New York graduate faculty.


A specialist in the politics of social movements, particularly in Southeast Asia, his latest book is Resisting Dictatorship: Repression and Protest in Southeast Asia (Cambridge University Press) He also conducts research about government transitions to democracy, collective violence, and the relationship between civil society, social movements, and democratization processes in Indonesia and the Philippines.


At City College, where Dr. Boudreau has worked since receiving his degree, he served as the director of the M.A. Program in International Relations, the chair of the Department of Political Science, the director of the International Studies Program, and the deputy dean of the Division of Social Science. He serves on the editorial committee of Comparative Politics and has undertaken projects with ActionAid Asia, Jubilee South Asia, The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, and Freedom House.
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