Tuajuanda Jordan, Ph.D.

Tuajuanda Jordan, Ph.D.

HERS Board Chair, Executive Committee Chair
2000 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
President
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary’s City, MD

“To serve on a board focused on empowering women to develop their leadership skills is a privilege that has been bestowed upon me and I will not squander it. As a HERS Bryn Mawr 2000 participant, our motto was “Administration as a creative act.” I have...

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Pamela Benoit, Ph.D.

Pamela Benoit, Ph.D.

HERS Board Vice Chair, Executive Committee Vice Chair, Chair of Audit Committee
2007 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Alabama-Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

“HERS gave me an opportunity to be thoughtful about my leadership and think systematically about the skills I had and the ones I needed to refine. Being a HERS Board member is an honor and an opportunity to ensure that other women continue to have acce...

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Susan D. Johnson, Ph.D.

Susan D. Johnson, Ph.D.

HERS Board Secretary, Executive Committee Secretary, Advancement Committee, 50th Anniversary Task Force
2008 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
Director of Organizational Development and Philanthropic Practice
Lumina Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

“Taking part in HERS was an eye-opening experience that set me on a career path I could not have imagined. It made me think more broadly and boldly and I am proud to say that without HERS, I would not be the leader I am today.”

Dr. Susan D. Johnson is ...

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Julia Jasken, Ph.D.

Julia Jasken, Ph.D.

HERS Board Treasurer, Executive Committee Chair of Finance & Investment
2014 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
Exective Vice President/Provost
McDaniel College
Westminster, MD

“I appreciate being a member of the HERS board because of the many ways the organization supports women on their leadership journeys within the expansive frameworks of diversity, equity and intersectionality.”

Dr. Julia Jasken serves as the Executive V...

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Brontè Burleigh-Jones, Ph.D.

Brontè Burleigh-Jones, Ph.D.

HERS Board Past Chair, Executive Committee
2009 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Dickinson College
Carlisle, PA

“Having the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of women leaders within the higher education sector through my role on the HERS board is both a gift and labor of love.”

Dr. Brontè Burleigh-Jones serves as the vice president for finance and adm...

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Debra K. DeMeis, Ph.D.

Debra K. DeMeis, Ph.D.

HERS Board of Director, Executive Committee Chair of Nominations & Governance
Senior Fellow
Cambridge Hill Partners
Cambridge, MA

“Serving on the Board of Directors is an honor and my way of paying forward the mentorship and leadership of the many women who supported, encouraged, and educated me across the arc of my career.”

Dr. Debra DeMeis recently became a Senior Fellow at Cam...

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Susan Elrod, Ph.D.

Susan Elrod, Ph.D.

HERS Board of Director, Nomination & Governance Committee
Chancellor
Indiana University-South Bend
South Bend, IN

“The opportunity to contribute to the development of women leaders in higher education is extremely gratifying. My own journey would not have been possible without programs like HERS, so I am glad to lean, give back and help others in their leadership ...

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Carine Feyten, Ph.D.

Carine Feyten, Ph.D.

HERS Board of Director, Advancement Committee, 50th Anniversary Task Force
Chancellor/President
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX

“I believe that ‘if we are not at the table, we are probably on the menu’ and I strongly believe in the importance of helping women find their voices and develop their leadership skils.”

Dr. Carine M. Feyten is chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s...

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Verna Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.

Verna Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.

2011 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
President
HERS (Higher Education Resource Services)
Denver, CO

Dr. Verna Fitzsimmons became the president of HERS on June 29, 2018. Prior to joining the HERS team, Fitzsimmons served as the CEO of Kansas State Polytechnic Campus and dean of the College of Technology and Aviation, positions she held since 2012. Und...

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Dr. Angélica Garcia

Dr. Angélica Garcia

HERS Board of Director, Nominations & Governance Committee
President
Berkeley City College
Berkeley, CA

“As a member of the Board of Directors for HERS, I am humbled to be in a community of educational leaders committed to equity for our educational institutions. We have the opportunity to bring female identified leaders together to develop community, le...

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Phoebe Haddon, J.D.

Phoebe Haddon, J.D.

HERS Board of Director, Executive Committee Chair of Advancement Committee, Co-chair 50th Anniversary Task Force
2001 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
Chancellor
Rutgers University-Camden
Camden, NJ

“Women have to imagine themselves in higher education leadership positions; HERS was the first opportunity that offered me the chance to interact with other aspirants and, as a board member, to encourage women faculty and administrators to think expans...

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Kristen Hodge-Clark, Ph.D.

Kristen Hodge-Clark, Ph.D.

HERS Board of Director, Nominations & Governance Committee
Senior Assistant Dean for Program Planning
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

“An excerpt from the school hymnal for my alma matter, Spelman College, reads, we are “undaunted by the fight.” The spirit of that hymnal guided my college experience and my entire career and is what inspires me to continue the fight for equity and inc...

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Gayle E. Hutchinson, Ph.D.

Gayle E. Hutchinson, Ph.D.

HERS Board of Director, Advancement Committee, 50th Anniversary Task Force
President
California State University, Chico
Chico, CA

“Throughout my career, I have been grateful to the constellation of mentors who have helped me develop and establish confidence in my leadership abilities.  Now, by serving as a member of the HERS Board of Directors, I can “give back” by helping a dive...

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Kimberly Kvaal, EdD

Kimberly Kvaal, EdD

HERS Board of Director, Finance & Investment Committee
Vice President for Finance & Administration
St. Edward’s University
Austin, TX

“It’s an honor to serve on the HERS board of directors and contribute to its success. HERS is known for excellent in developing women leaders for higher education and I’m proud to contribute to that legacy.”

Dr. Kimberly Kvaal is the Chief Financial Of...

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Carolyn P. Landis

Carolyn P. Landis

HERS Board of Director - Emerita, Executive Co-chair of 50th Anniversary Task Force, Finance & Investment Committee
Managing Member
Catalyst Partners, LLC
Washington Crossing, PA

“Serving on the HERS Board of Directors is a treasured opportunity to most directly advance women and achieve greater equity in higher education. HERS board colleagues and our incredible alumnae network inspire me. At every meeting, I am energized by e...

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Gaye Manning, CVP

Gaye Manning, CVP

HERS Board of Director, Finance & Investment Committee
Vice Chancellor for finance and administration
Southern Arkansas University Tech
East Camden, AK

“I have spent the past twenty-nine years involved in Higher Education Business Officer development. I understand the importance of continuous development and relationship building. I am within three years of my planned retirement. I cannot think of a m...

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Kathy Nesbitt, JD

Kathy Nesbitt, JD

HERS Board of Director, Advancement Committee, 50th Anniversary Task Force
Vice President for Administration
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO

“I was drawn to serve on this board because of its continuous support of women in higher education.  I appreciate the diversity of its leadership on the board and its administration.”

Kathy Nesbitt joined the University of Colorado in January 2015 as v...

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S. Georgia Nugent, Ph.D.

S. Georgia Nugent, Ph.D.

HERS Board of Director - Emerita, 50th Anniversary Task Force
1994 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
Senior Fellow
Council of Independent Colleges
Washington, D.C.

Dr. S. Georgia Nugent currently serves as Senior Fellow at the Council of Independent Colleges. Beginning in 2003, she served as President of Kenyon College. In the six years since at Kenyon, Nugent increased the quality and diversity of faculty and st...

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Mary A. Papazian, Ph.D.

Mary A. Papazian, Ph.D.

HERS Board Vice Chair, Advancement Committee, 50th Anniversary Task Force
2004 HERS Leadership Institute Alumna
President
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

“Being a HERS board member and working with such an extraordinary group of colleagues continues to be a rewarding component of my professional engagement and “pay it forward” philosophy. I am proud to serve on the HERS Board as it works to support path...

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Dawn M. Rhodes, M.B.A.

Dawn M. Rhodes, M.B.A.

HERS Board of Director, Finance & Investment Committee
Chief Business and Finance Officer and Vice President
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

“Serving on the HERS board provides opportunity to positively impact women in higher education. I enjoy participating in shaping leadership development for women in our industry.”

Dawn Rhodes has more than 35 years of experience in finance and operatio...

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Karen A. Stout, Ph.D.

Karen A. Stout, Ph.D.

HERS Board of Director, Nominations & Governance Committee, 50th Anniversary Task Force
President and CEO
Achieving the Dream, Inc.
President Emerita, Montgomery County Community College

Since 2015, Dr. Karen A. Stout has served as president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, leading the nation’s largest movement to improve success for all students, especially low-income students and students of color. Dr. Stout leads, through ATD, a netw...

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