Women in Higher Education state conference here

Women in higher education throughout Mississippi will convene Feb. 23-24 at Mississippi State University for an annual conference to promote and support women's leadership in the field.

The Women in Higher Education Mississippi Network's mission is to identify, develop, advance and support women in higher education in Mississippi. Amy Tuck, MSU executive director of campus operations and institutional representative for WHEMN, is also this year's WHEMN statewide coordinator.

"We are looking forward to a great conference featuring excellent guest speakers and networking opportunities. We are planning for about 200 registered participants to join us at Mississippi State," Tuck said.

"We are proud to host women in higher education from throughout the state at our campus this year," said MSU President Mark Keenum. "This opportunity allows us to build stronger relationships with our colleagues from other institutions, as well as recognize the invaluable contributions women are making to our university."

Tuck said the agenda includes several general sessions with subjects ranging from "Choices Create Champions" to "Current Issues in Higher Education Law." (For complete information, visit www.whemn.msstate.edu.)

The Thursday and Friday conference will feature speakers including:

Hank Bounds, Mississippi Commissioner of Higher Education

Eric Clark, Mississippi Community College Board

David Cole, Itawamba Community College

Robin Robinson, IHL Board of Trustees

Amy Whitten, IHL Board of Trustees

Diana Cordova, American Council on Education

Maggie Wade Dixon, WLBT News Co-Anchor

Mary Ann Connell, Mayo Mallette, PLLC

Dale Smith Thomas, Winners by Choice, Inc.

Tuck said a variety of topics covered during the conference are designed to meet the WHEMN goals of facilitating networking for women leaders, developing collaborative partnerships, and assisting with career development of professional women in higher education.

Allison Matthews | University Relations

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