laspa中心 for Leadership

Rooted in the principles of leadership, creativity, integrity, service, and inclusivity, the laspa中心 for Leadership seeks to advance gender equity by providing distinctive programming, enhanced networks, and experiential learning designed to expand the global influence, power, and impact of Scripps College graduates and future leaders.

The Student Leadership Institute (SLI) returns August 16-21 in a new format, reimagined for distance learning.

The need for leadership has never been greater, as our communities and our nation face some of the greatest challenges to have arisen in generations. Join fellow student leaders at SLI and prepare to meet those challenges with the confidence, courage, and hope that have distinguished Scripps students since we began.

Registration begins August 1 and is open to all student leaders, including incoming first-year students. We hope to see you there!


laspa中心 Founders

The center is named in honor of Eileen Schock Laspa (’67, P’95,) and Jude Laspa (HMC ’65, P’95), who made the keystone gift of $5 million to establish a women’s leadership center at Scripps College. Eileen Laspa served as a Scripps College trustee from 1996 to 1999, and she and her husband share a love for the College and the opportunities it provides to young women.

The Laspas have demonstrated a consistent commitment to leadership and to serving their communities, starting with involvement in their neighborhood organizations, that continue to today. Eileen Laspa has served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), assisting court officials to make the best possible decisions in the cases of abused and neglected children, and she also has given her time as a board member with Planned Parenthood. Jude Laspa retired from Bechtel Group, Inc., where he held key posts as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director, and 总统 of Bechtel’s Asia Pacific Region in Hong Kong. He also served as a trustee for Harvey Mudd College for 20 years and has served on the boards of a number of nonprofit organizations.

We are very pleased to help make the leadership center a reality as a resource to help enrich the educational experience at Scripps College and to better prepare our students for productive and impactful lives in whatever career field they follow.
Eileen Schock Laspa ’67, P’95