Second Annual New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference Friday, April 4 at UNH
Media Contact:  Jody Record
603-862-1462
UNH Media Relations
March 25, 2008


The New Hampshire Women in Higher Education (NHWHEL) spring conference titled "Woman Leaders: Anticipating, Initiating and Creating Change" will take place in Holloway Commons at the University of New Hampshire Friday, April 4, 2008 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Seventy-five faculty, staff and administrators are expected to attend.

The keynote speaker is former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen. Other speakers include Cynthia Forrest, dean of student services, Emerita, Framingham State College; Nancy Archer Martin, senior search consultant, J. Robert Scott Executive Search Firm and former president and CEO of Educational Management Network; and Kathryn Dodge, executive director, NH Postsecondary Education Commission.

The conference will offer networking opportunities and discussion groups around specific topics such as anticipating, initiating and creating change; leadership and management; advancing your leadership portfolio through appreciative inquiry; exploring strategies for expanding your professional portfolio; and anticipating changes in accreditation.

During the luncheon, an award will be given to two women who exemplify characteristics of an outstanding leader or an emerging professional.

NHWHEL is affiliated with the American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education that supports the advancement of women's leadership in higher education on local, state and national levels.

Come join New Hampshire women leaders in a discussion around the critical issue of women as change leaders in higher education. For more information, please contact Ellanna Tallent at (603) 535-3267 or emtallent@plymouth.edu.

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