Darcelle C Lahr

Darcelle Lahr
Professor of Business Practice
Director of the Center for Transformative Action, Elfenworks Lectureship in Leadership & Ethics
GSB 230

Professional Interests: Business growth strategy, business ethics, management consulting, entrepreneurship/small business management, program management


At Mills Since 2012


In addition to her roles at Mills, Darcelle is President and CEO of Integral Consulting Group, a woman/minority-owned management consulting practice, and is the Founder and Executive Director of L.C. and Lillie Cox Haven of Hope, supporting socially-minded entrepreneurs and small business owners in delivering valuable services to vulnerable communities. Darcelle brings a unique breadth of professional expertise in business strategy, program management, due diligence, construction, and operations, and a keen understanding of the dynamics and challenges of micro- and social-enterprise business leadership. Her passion is in providing compassionate, seasoned guidance to social change agents in transitioning from early-stage visionaries to purposeful, ethical leaders and governance directors. Darcelle’s current programs address systemic inequities for marginalized and (re)entering communities through social entrepreneurship. Darcelle is a Licensed Mechanical Engineer in California.


  • BS, Stanford University
  • MBA, California State University, East Bay
  • MA, Mills College
  • EDD, Mills College

Faculty Office Hours, Fall 2019

Days Times Room
T 9:30 am-11:00 am GSB 230
  and by appointment  

Spring 2021 Schedule

Day Time Course Title Room
TR11:00 am-12:15 pmBusiness and SocietyGSB 117
T7:00 pm-9:30 pmLeadership & EthicsGSB 117

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 060: Business and Society
  • MGMT 175: Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 180A: Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT 180D: Introduction to Excel Financial Forecasting
  • MGMT 244: Leadership and Ethics
  • MGMT 275: Social Entrepreneurship
  • MGMT 280A: Introduction to Project Management
  • MGMT 280D: Introduction to Excel Financial Forecasting
  • MGMT 280N: Introduction to Social Impact Consulting
  • MGMT 288: Management Practicum
  • MGMT 290: Strategic Management
  • SOC 060: Business & Society