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Bettandorff, Kalivoda to attend National Leadership Forum

Bettandorff, Kalivoda to attend National Leadership Forum

Athens, Ga. – Two University of Georgia administrators have been invited to take part in the annual National Leadership Forum sponsored by the American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education.

Ruth Bettandorff, assistant vice president for academic affairs and director of UGA’s Gwinnett Campus, and Trish Kalivoda, associate vice president for public service and outreach, are among the 28 women from across the country attending the forum, to be held June 17-19 at the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C.

Since 1977, ACE/OWHE National Leadership Forums have served as ACE’s principal means of identifying outstanding women and promoting their advancement to the highest levels of leadership in U.S. colleges, universities and associations.

Bettandorff assumed her position with the Gwinnett Campus in February after previously serving as associate director for learning services at UGA’s Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel. She is also a senior public service faculty member and holds an adjunct faculty position with UGA’s Department of Lifelong Education, Administration and Policy. Before coming to UGA, she held administrative positions with Kennesaw State University, Agnes Scott College and the University of Louisville.

Kalivoda has served in the Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach since 2002, where she guides a number of initiatives. Previously she held positions in the Provost’s Office and in the Office of Instructional Development. She holds an adjunct faculty position with UGA’s Institute of Higher Education, and is a founding member of the university’s Teaching Academy.