University of San Diego Hosts Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit

SAN DIEGO, CA – More than fifty women from around the world will attend the Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit (WHELS) at the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) from August 2 through 5. Originally a part of the Community College Leadership Development Initiative, WHELS was expanded in 2012 with the goal of meeting leadership development needs across higher education, with a focus on specific leadership issues facing women.

The event is a part of the SOLES Women’s Leadership Academy, highlighting the school’s recognition for the need for more scholarship and development for women’s leadership. The summit will provide the tools and education necessary for women to deal with challenges in the workplace while helping them to develop their own leadership skills and capabilities. The conference’s aim is to address a nationwide initiative to help women reach higher levels in education and equip them with the tools to succeed in a variety of capacities.

“Providing women in higher education with an experience that empowers them to overcome challenges in the workplace is essential,” said Nick Ladany, Dean of SOLES. “We are fortunate at USD to have the opportunity to be a facilitator of future change agents, who in turn will continue to be a great inspiration for others.”

Summit attendees will take part in a 360 degree Leadership Circle Assessment, one-on-one coaching sessions with leadership personnel, and workshops featuring experts in leadership and higher education. Attendees will also explore common issues facing women in higher education while taking part in discussions on various topics including: multi-cultural aspects of leadership, student success strategies, and ethics. Registration is required to attend. To learn more about the summit, visit the event webpage.

WHAT: Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit

WHEN: Sunday, August 2, 2015 – Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WHERE: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

COST: $300

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning committed to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and the creation of ethical leaders. Chartered in 1949, the university enrolls approximately 8,300 undergraduate and graduate full-time equivalent students. The University of San Diego has a long history of public service and is recognized as a Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. The university’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, The School of Business Administration, The Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, The School of Law, The School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Sciences, The Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. For more information go to www.sandiego.edu.


About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. In February 2016, USD launched the public phase of Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represents the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university and builds upon the strong philanthropic momentum achieved by USD in recent years. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.

Contact:

Denise Ward
wardd@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4659

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