South Asia

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Ridling Margaret Waller, Women’s Christian College

Empowering New Leaders
When Ridling Margaret Waller attended the United Board’s Asian University Leaders Program (AULP) in January 2007, she had been principal of Women’s Christian University (WCC) in Chennai, India, for only seven months. But she had begun to hone her leadership skills seven years earlier, as a United Board visiting scholar at Davidson College in the United States from 2000 to 2001.

Bernadine Joseph, Stella Maris College

Observing Leadership in Action
In 2003, soon after she completed her placement as a United Board Fellow at Valparaiso University in the United States, Bernadine Joseph wrote that “new life experiences that will direct my career and life paths have taken shape.” Today, more than a decade later, she is applying her United Board Fellow experiences and leadership lessons to her role as vice principal of Stella Maris College, a Catholic women’s college in Chennai, India.

Sister Pushpa Joseph, United Board Trustee

A Prophetic, Creative Theology
Dr. Pushpa Joseph is the Provincial Superior of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Bangalore, India. She is a United Board Trustee and the co-chair of its South Asian Task Force. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on public theology.

Raja Vedamariasusai, University of Madras

An Open Sharing of Ideas
United Board Program Officer Kevin Henderson resided with the 16 IASACT scholars in the summer of 2015, enabling him to pursue both his staff assignments and his own research interests in service-learning in Southeast Asia. He reflects on his interaction with Raja Vedamariasusai and other IASACT scholars.

Lady Doak College

Preparing Hearts and Minds
Lady Doak Principal Mercy Pushpalatha wanted to integrate service-learning into every department of the college and, with the commitment of her faculty and a United Board grant, she has been able to introduce Life Frontier Engagement (LFE) into the curriculum for all third-year students. LFE officially began in June 2015.