03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ruth Simmons: The Profound Impact of One Teacher, One Class (Video)

In this video, Brown University President Ruth Simmons talks about how the profound impact of one teacher in a high school course changed her life.

Her comments were taped on Sept. 21, 2009 during a panel discussion I moderated, entitled "Reflections on Leadership for Social Change," part of the inauguration of Jim Yong Kim as 17th president of Dartmouth College.