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Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and the Commission for Women will sponsor an outstanding woman to attend a Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute in 2012. Women faculty members or administrators who have a proven record of professional growth and responsibility, and who have a keen interest in campus administration and the challenges of growing a university rich in international and intercultural diversity, are encouraged to review the institutes and apply for the one that best suits individual circumstances.

The Bryn Mawr Summer Institute offers a two-week residential program. The HERS Institute at Wellesley College offers four three-day sessions across the 2012-2013 academic year. The HERS Institute at the University of Denver offers a two-week residential program. Please visit the HERS website for more information:

HERS Institutes have earned sterling reputations for expanding horizons, providing exposure to new and exciting ideas, fostering enduring mentoring relationships, and preparing women for institutional leadership roles. Recent UT participants include: Rachel Chen, associate professor in the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management; J. Camille Hall, associate professor in the College of Social Work; Cynthia Peterson, professor in the Department of Biochemical, Cellular, and Molecular Biology; Joan Heminway, professor in the College of Law; Maxine Thompson Davis, dean of students; Sarah Gardial, vice provost for academic affairs; Carolyn Hodges, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School; Dixie Thompson, professor and head of the Department of Exercise, Sport, and Leisure Studies; Barbara Klinkhammer, associate professor and associate dean of the College of Architecture and Design; and Nissa Dahlin-Brown, associate director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

The campus selection process requires each applicant to submit three items: a current CV; a letter describing the applicant’s reasons for application and how she will contribute to our international and intercultural initiatives; and a letter of support from her dean, director, department head, or supervisor. These items should be e-mailed to by Friday, November 11.

Outstanding applicants will be recommended to Chancellor Cheek for review of campus materials and selection of this year’s candidate. The candidate must then apply to her chosen institute and provide required documents by the institute’s deadline. Application materials must arrive at the Institutes by Thursday, December 1.

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