Conference promotes women in higher education

9/16/2008 - By: Todd McGregor

Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in a fall conference for women in higher education. The third annual leadership conference, “Advancing Women’s Leadership: Styles, Strategies and Tools,” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno.

Participants will identify strategies to realize professional goals, network effectively and influence public policy through advocacy, research and programs.

Jane Nichols, the system’s vice chancellor for academic and student affairs and a former faculty member at the University of Nevada, Reno; Maria Sheehan, president of Truckee Meadows Community College; and Merlinda Gallegos, MGM Mirage vice president for corporate philanthropy, will lead a morning panel discussion for “Networking Naturally.”

Christine Clark, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas’ vice president for diversity and inclusion, will deliver the afternoon keynote, “Still Speaking Truth to Power: The Continuing Responsibility of Progressive Leadership.”

Online registration can be completed at the conference Web site. Lodging and travel accommodations are posted on the site. The $25 registration fee may be paid with an NSHE campus purchasing card or personal credit card.

The Nevada State Network of the American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education is offering a limited number of subsidies to defray travel costs for NSHE faculty, administrators and professionals.

The Nevada Network, one of 50 state networks under the auspices of the American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education, has organized the leadership development conference.

The Nevada Network represents the University of Nevada, Reno, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Truckee Meadows Community College, Western Nevada College, the College of Southern Nevada, Desert Research Institute, Great Basin College, and Nevada State College. University of Nevada, Reno President Milt Glick serves as state presidential sponsor.

For more than 25 years, the Office of Women in Higher Education has demonstrated its commitment to representation, leadership development and service.

For more information about the council’s Nevada Network Conference or to register, visit the conference website or call Tamara Valentine (775) 784-1455.


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