Esteemed Alum Ursula Burns to Receive Award for Integrity in Public Communication

The chairwoman at Teneo and former CEO of Xerox Corp. will be recognized for her commitment to ethical communication and leadership.

Mar 19 2024
Ursula Burns

Ursula Burns MS’82, an esteemed alum of Columbia Engineering and a member of the School’s Board of Visitors, will be recognized March 25, at the eighth annual Page Center Awards, an event that will take place virtually at 4 p.m. ET. The special program is organized by the Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication, a research center at the Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State dedicated to the study and advancement of ethics and responsibility in corporate communication. 

Burns, who is chairwoman at global CEO advisory firm Teneo, is being recognized alongside two other awardees, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, and Kelly McGinnis, chief communications officer at Levi Strauss & Co.

Burns was the board chair of Xerox Corp. from 2010 to 2017 and CEO from 2009 to 2016. She joined Xerox as a summer intern in 1980 and held leadership posts spanning corporate services, manufacturing, and product development. During Burns’ tenure as its CEO, she helped the company transform from a global leader in document technology to the world’s most diversified business services company serving enterprises and governments of all sizes. 

A leading voice in business, engineering, and tech, Burns has been listed multiple times as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes.

Registration for the March 25 special program is free and open to all. 

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