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Donald and Winifred Wilson Center for Innovation & Leadership

Gain real-world experience, explore opportunities in business, government, and nonprofits, and learn from alumni. The Wilson Center supports interdisciplinary, discovery-mode liberal arts courses, funds mentored student internships in organizations throughout the world, and invites college alumni to return to campus to offer insights and salient experiences derived from creative careers and responsible leadership.

President

Dr. Raynard S. Kington was appointed President of Grinnell College in August, 2010. Prior to coming to Grinnell, he served in a range of positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) including NIH Principal Deputy Director and NIH Acting Director, NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and Acting Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

Grinnell Prize

The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their organization.

Conference Operations and Events

Grinnell College hosts hundreds of events annually, from speakers and musical performances to weddings and conferences. Whether you’re on campus or off campus, we can help you plan your event. We are a one-stop shop for reserving space; requesting room layouts, equipment, and food; and pretty much everything else you need to plan an event.

Catering

From coffee get-togethers to formal receptions, Grinnell’s award-winning catering staff serves the campus with the highest quality food and service. Our creative, expert culinary team offers an array of menu options for lunch, dinner, buffets, and more. Order for your event today.