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Texas Women in Higher Education at Texas Tech University

Friday, February 3, 2017
8:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center
(17th and University)

Cost: $25
Registration Deadline:  Tuesday, January 31 @ 12:00 PM

Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Genevieve Durham DeCesaro, MFA, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Dance, Texas Tech University

Elizabeth Sharp, Ph.D., Chair of the President’s Gender Equity Council, Associate Chair and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University

Two breakout sessions with four panels – on topics such as: “Livin’ the Dream (and making the future happen)”; “Negotiating Gender: Techniques for Navigating Academia and the Workplace”; “Up, Up & Away: How Far We Can Go When We Fly Together”; “Waiting for the Punchline: Sexist Jokes, Dirty Ditties, and Managing the Work Environment”; and more...

About TWHE

Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) is a Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to developing, advancing and supporting women employed at colleges and universities across the state. TWHE is committed to providing its members with the skills needed to reach leadership positions and to enhancing the leadership skills of those already there. TWHE is the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network state organization for Texas. The TWHE Board of Directors works with its state coordinators who serve as the liaison to the ACE Women’s Network, institutional representatives who serve as the liaison to each institution’s campus, and at least one presidential sponsor. Together they develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link, and support women in higher education careers within the state.

Please direct any registration questions to Aliza Wong, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Honors College, by emailing  presidents.events@ttu.edu.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center for the night of Thursday, Feb. 2. Should you need a hotel room, please call 806.776.7000 or book online to make your reservation under the Texas Women for Higher Education room block. The deadline for reservations will be Thursday, January 19. The room rate is $129 each night.


For questions regarding the TWHE Conference, please contact Sarah Stracener, Coordinator of Presidential Services and Communications at sarah.stracener@ttu.edu or 806.742.2121.

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