When Thomas Schreier Jr. graduated from the University of Notre Dame more than three decades ago, he never envisioned that in his late 50s he’d be teaching a class there called Designing an Inspired Life and regularly walking the South Bend, Ind., campus as the founding director of the university’s Inspired Leadership Initiative.
The initiative, now in its second year, consists of 15 accomplished individuals who have wrapped up two or three decades in successful careers and are eager to devote an academic year to studies at Notre Dame. They can audit classes, attend lectures, work on projects with undergraduates, and travel internationally to Notre Dame’s global hubs, while they reflect on what’s next. For the 2020-21 academic year, the plan is to ramp enrollment up to 25 fellows. – Market Watch, 22 February 2020