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08-27-2003

Rebecca Sutcliffe Attends Summer Institute For Women In Higher Education Administration

Clarkson University Director of Research Rebecca Sutcliffe of Potsdam attended the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration sponsored jointly by Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services Mid-America.

The residential program was held June 22 through July 18 on the Bryn Mawr College campus in Pennsylvania. The 66 participants represented colleges and universities from 30 states, South Africa, and Puerto Rico. Participants held the title of dean, associate dean, department chair, or director.

The Summer Institute was established 28 years ago to improve the status of women at the middle and executive levels of higher education administration, levels at which women have traditionally been underrepresented. The curriculum places special emphasis on the growing diversity of both the student body and the work force. Participants in the program are provided 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 Summer Institute program also seeks to build a network of women administrators who are committed to working together and to supporting each other to expand opportunities for women in higher education. This network is enhanced by interaction with the Summer Institute faculty, which includes male and female leaders drawn from government, foundations, professional associations, and colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Highlights included workshops given by Beverly Daniel Tatum, newly appointed president of Spellman College in Atlanta, and Mary Patterson McPherson, former president of Bryn Mawr and current vice president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Rebecca Sutcliffe’s participation in the Summer Institute was sponsored by Clarkson University.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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