Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend "Women in Higher Education: A Roundtable with Judith S. White," retiring president and executive director of HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) on Friday, April 27, from 9:00-11:45 a.m. in Wilde Auditorium. Attendees will enjoy connecting with women in higher education including HERS Institute alumnae, and faculty, students and friends from around the Hartford area over coffee, after which Dr. White and four students from the University of Hartford will discuss issues for women in higher education today. The student participants include Shanell Framer, A&S ’18, Communications and Advertising, from Brooklyn, New York; Nina Vazquez, A&s ‘ 19, Criminal Justice and Political Science, from Meriden, Connecticut; Destiny Kirk, A&S ’19, Politics and Government, from Brooklyn, New York; and Caroline Zeiser, ENHP ’19, Prosthetics and Orthotics, from Unionville, Connecticut
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is “dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse community of women leaders through leadership development programs and other strategies with a special focus on gender equity within the broader commitment to achieving equality and excellence in higher education.” For nearly 40 years, Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) has been answering this call to action by providing a curriculum of leadership development to advance women to senior leadership positions throughout the ranks of faculty and staff. In October 2013, looking to its golden anniversary in 2022, the HERS board adopted a broad mission statement for its new strategic plan HERS at 50: “HERS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a community of women leaders through leadership development programs and other strategies with a special focus on gender equity within the broader commitment to achieving equality and excellence in higher education.”
Dr. Judith S. White has been President and Executive Director of HERS since June 2005. During her tenure, HERS Institutes were redesigned so that the three Institutes could offer an enhanced curriculum to serve 200 women participants annually. She directs HERS leadership and partnership initiatives, including the HERS Summits for Women Presidents & Chancellors and research collaboration with the Center for Creative Leadership. Before coming to HERS, Dr. White was an administrator and faculty member at Duke University, Dartmouth College, and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She has been a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) and serves on the board of Re:Gender. She earned her A.B. at Princeton, M.A. at Columbia, and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia. Dr. White is a HERS Bryn Mawr alumna 1996. She will retire as President and Executive Director of HERS in June. We invite you to honor Judith by making a contribution to the Judith S. White Endowed Scholarship Fund. Click here to donate today! #HERStory
Coffee reception begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Wilde Auditorium lobby, followed by the Roundtable at 9:30 in Wilde Auditorium. Sponsored by the University of Hartford Women’s Advancement Initiative and TIAA, this event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP today!
For questions regarding the reception, please call (860) 768-4938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .