In His Footsteps

 

John Wooden's legacy of leadership transcends athletics and spans generations. As a legendary coach, prolific author and inspiring speaker, he dedicated his life to motivating individuals to achieve their highest potential. Wooden instilled in others a sense of pride, a commitment to ethics and a respect for teamwork. These fundamental principles translate seamlessly from the sports arena to the realms of business, management and leadership. And they provide the cornerstone on which the John Wooden Global Leadership Program is built at UCLA Anderson.

 

About the Award and the Fellowships

 

In partnership with the Wooden family, we honor one exceptional leader each year with this prestigious award for exemplary leadership and service to the community. Proceeds from the dinner fund $25,000 John Wooden Leadership Fellowships awarded to deserving UCLA Anderson students.

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Past Recipients

 
Kevin Plank

2017
Kevin Plank

Founder, CEO and Chairman
Under Armour

W. James McNerney, Jr.

2016
W. James McNerney, Jr.

President, CEO & Chairman
Boeing

2015
Ursula Burns

Chairman & CEO
Xerox

2014
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board
Qualcomm Incorporated

2013
Robert A. Iger

Chairman & CEO
The Walt Disney Company

2012
Indra Nooyi

Chairman & CEO
PepsiCo

2011
Peter Ueberroth

Manager Director
Contrarian Group

2010
Frederick Smith

President & CEO
FedEx

2009
Kenneth Chenault

President & CEO
American Express Company

2008
Howard Schultz

Chairman, President & CEO
Starbucks