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Nominations sought for Women’s Leadership Fellows

The Provost’s Office is seeking nominations for a new fellows program created through the university’s Women’s Leadership Initiative.

The Women’s Leadership Fellows Program will provide a selected group of current faculty and administrators with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities. A particular focus of the program will be on the issues women face in academic administration.

This year’s program will begin in December and will run through June 2016. Fellows will attend a monthly meeting where they will learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers from academia, business and other fields. The program also will feature a concluding weekend retreat, to be held June 3-4, 2016, for more in-depth learning.

“The Women’s Leadership Fellows Program seeks to identify and develop emerging leaders in higher education,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten. “We have talented faculty members throughout our campuses, and I am confident that we will have a strong applicant pool for this innovative program.”

Nominations by deans and other senior administrators are welcome, as are self-nominations. Application materials are due to Meg Amstutz, associate provost for academic programs, at by Oct. 21.

For more information on the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program, see