Great leaders are self-aware. They observe the world around them carefully. They remain flexible in the face of forces beyond their control. At the Savage-McGill Center for Reflective Leadership, these are precisely the kinds of leaders we seek to nurture. Rooted in nearly 500 years of Jesuit tradition, the Center has cultivated a dynamic array of programs, initiatives, and educational opportunities designed to nurture a generation of leaders who are as committed to people and planet as they are to profits. Put simply, we believe that doing well begins with doing good.

Madden Lecture Series

Each semester, the Madden Lecture Series brings engaging and illuminating business professionals to campus to discuss the issues, forces, and trends shaping business today, with particular emphasis on the Jesuit tradition and core values. Previous speakers include Kevin Walling ‘87, former global human resources chief at Hershey and current chief human resources officer at PPG Industries; Wright Lassiter III ‘85, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health Systems; and Sri Gaddam, serial entrepreneur, author and angel investor.

Watch Videos of Past Lectures


A community of scholars changing the world through better business education.

Established to support faculty in juggling the demands of academia, IgnitEd has become a values-based, nonprofit hub for scholars, journals and mission-aligned organizations. 

Through IgnitEd’s innovative platform members can:

  • Access hundreds of teaching resources
  • Share their own materials for adoption
  • Submit their manuscripts for publication
  • Register for upcoming conferences
  • Collaborate with peers to further their research and scholarship

Broad and growing in scale, IgnitEd supports a multitude of journals and organizations with its services and hosts initiatives such as the Global Jesuit Case Series and the Inspirational Paradigm for Jesuit Business Education.

The Global Jesuit Case Series

The is a partnership with 180+ Jesuit colleges and universities worldwide whose goal is to produce and disseminate business and social policy cases that embody the values of social justice, human dignity, moral leadership, and sustainability while concurrently fostering organizational innovation and profitability.


Driving Transformation in Jesuit Business Education

Under the sponsorship of the International Association of Jesuit Universities, a task force representing the six regions of the world convened in 2019 to develop “The Inspirational Paradigm for Jesuit Business Education” - a framework that addresses the challenges of business in today's world and builds opportunities for positive change through education. 

In conjunction, a challenge grant program has propelled educators into action by encouraging them to develop teaching resources that support the initiative, such as cases, video, podcasts, simulations, teaching notes, etc. All materials are available to faculty at no cost through IgnitEd.

For information on the latest proposal opportunities, please visit:

Savage-McGill Center Leadership

As director of the Savage-McGill Center, Tracy Couto creates connections with colleges and universities across the globe around the shared theme of values-based education. She believes many of the issues facing higher education can be solved by leveraging and distributing existing resources and compassionate leadership.



Our Stories
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Global Jesuit Case Series Unveiled

"The launch of the Global Jesuit Case Series represents a milestone moment for the Madden School of Business, as well as for Jesuit business education."

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. Honoring Don Savage '51 and Family

Thanks to the generosity of Joe Savage '84, the Center for Reflective Leadership within the Madden School of Business at 精东影业 will be named for his father Don Savage, a member of the class of 1951, 精东影业's inaugural class.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecte adipiscing elit. A Global Approach to Business Education

The world - if not growing smaller - is certainly more interconnected than ever before.