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The 2023 Visions in Leadership Speaker is Carlos Alvarado Quesada, The 48th President of The Republic of Costa Rica

March 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| $80

DANIELSON, CT – Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the forty-eighth President of the Republic of Costa Rica, will be the featured speaker for the 2023 Visions in Leadership program at Quinebaug Valley Community College. President Alvarado will visit the campus on Wednesday, March 29.

Created in 2010, Visions in Leadership provides an opportunity for QVCC students, faculty, staff, and community members to listen to and learn from a speaker of national recognition. The QVCC Foundation thanks the 2023 Visions in Leadership sponsors Rebecca Harvey and UNICORR Nutmeg Container Corporation, Charlie Pious for their support of the event.

President Alvarado completed his constitutionally limited term in May of 2022. During his presidency, he launched Costa Rica’s National Decarbonization Plan, organized the run-up to U.N. Climate Change Conference – COP25 in Madrid, and with France and the United Kingdom created the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People. He was responsible for Costa Rica’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), marking the fourth Latin American country and the first in Central America to do so.

He has won numerous awards for his innovative approach to sustainable energy and ambitious climate policies including the 2022 National Geographic Society Planetary Leadership Award, 2019 TIME’s 100 Next emerging leaders from around the world who are shaping the future and defining the next generation of leadership, and on behalf of his country, the Champion of the Earth Award for policy leadership, presented by the United Nations Environment Program.

President Alvarado is currently at The Fletcher School of Business at Tufts University as Professor of Practice in Diplomacy and as Senior Fellow in the Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World, focusing on small states diplomacy and preparing tomorrow’s leaders to address the most pressing global issues.

The QVCC Foundation was established in 1971 as a 501c3 organization to help those who otherwise could not attend college due to financial constraints by involving area business and community members in fundraising efforts. Today’s 25-member strong diverse group of community leaders continues to work tirelessly in support of the Foundation’s mission… to raise funds so that all residents of Northeastern Connecticut are provided the opportunity to attend QVCC regardless of income and to support educational excellence, technological advancement, and professional development at the College and to serve as the Regional Advisory Council to the College.

Tickets for the sell-out event must be purchased in advance at  The cost is $80 per person and includes dinner, dessert, the presentation, and a silent auction.


March 29, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Danielson Campus – Auditorium
742 Upper Maple Street
Danielson,CT06239United States
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