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'Igniting Our Journey'

Ann Marie Murray, associate provost and chief of staff to the Provost, and Laura Schweitzer, vice president of Health Sciences, will speak as part of a panel moderated by President Havidán Rodríguez.

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 22, 2018) – Women in leadership roles at Capital Region universities will speak at the University at Albany tomorrow as part of a conference aimed at moving the dial forward on women’s roles within institutions of higher education.

On Friday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Campus Center West, UAlbany’s Center for Leadership and Service and the American Council on Education Women’s Network will host 'Igniting our Journey: A Women’s Leadership Conference'. The annual conference encourages conversations about the challenges unique to women in leadership roles.

President Havidán Rodríguez will moderate a panel of current and previous female college presidents, including UAlbany’s Ann Marie Murray, who is associate provost and chief of staff to the provost at UAlbany and a former president of Herkimer County Community College, and Laura Schweitzer, vice president of Health Sciences at UAlbany and a former president of Union Graduate College. Additional panelists include Carolyn Stefanco, president of the College of St. Rose, and Marion Terenzio, president of SUNY Cobleskill.

The conference will also feature presentations and workshops, including an opportunity for participants to have “mentoring moments” from leaders in higher education. For more information, click here.

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