DeMarrais, Sandor complete Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration

Athens, Ga. – Kathleen DeMarrais, associate dean for students, curriculum and accreditation in the University of Georgia’s College of Education, and Jan Sandor, assistant vice president in academic affairs for UGA’s Gwinnett campus, were selected for and completed the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration.

The Institute, sponsored jointly by Bryn Mawr College (Pa.) and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), provides participants with skills and information pertinent to the management and governance of colleges and universities and with timely information and perspectives on teaching, research and service.

The residential program, established 31 years ago to improve the status of women at the middle and executive levels of higher education administration, was held June 25 through July 21, 2006, on the Bryn Mawr campus. DeMarrais and Sandor were among 72 participants selected for the program from 29 states, Canada, Singapore and South Africa.

DeMarrais, a professor in the department of educational psychology, was named associate dean in August 2004. She came to UGA to coordinate the qualitative research program. She was chair of the department of social science education from 2001-04 and was president of the American Educational Studies Association in 2004-05. She joined the UGA faculty in 1999 after teaching at Northern Arizona University and the University of Tennessee. She earned her Ed.D. from the University of Cincinnati.

Sandor, who came to UGA in 1984, was director of special projects in the Graduate School before being named to the Gwinnett campus position. She directed the university’s participation in the National Research Council Study of Research – Doctorate Programs. She was director of graduate admissions from 1999-2006 and served as associate director of the office of international education from 1997-99. She earned her Ph.D. in higher education administration from UGA.

Bryn Mawr College, established in 1885, was the first women’s college in the country to offer both the A.B. degree and a full range of graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree. HERS, based at the University of Denver, sponsors leadership development activities designed to improve the status of women in higher education.