Conference offers professional development opportunity for women

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AWHE 2013 Conference GraphicNAU is hosting a two-day conference in June that examines challenges and issues facing women who have careers in higher education.

Arizona Women in Higher Education has scheduled its annual conference for Thursday, June 6, and Friday, June 7, at NAU’s High Country Conference Center. The theme is “Creating Community in a Changing World.”

The event’s opening speaker is Eileen Klein, President of the Arizona Board of Regents and former chief of staff for Gov. Jan Brewer. Other guest speakers include Rio Salado College’s Jeanne Ratliff, whose session is called “Making My Way in a Man’s Field;” Leah Bornstein, president of Coconino Community College, who will host a session called “So You Want to be President;” and several women leaders from six Arizona higher education institutions who will host a panel discussion called “‘Leaning In’ in Higher Education.”

NAU Provost Laura Huenneke will be Thursday’s lunch speaker, and NAU President John Haeger will close out the conference as the guest speaker during Friday’s lunch.

A complete schedule is available online. Registration is $150 and includes breakfast and lunch on both days.

For information, contact Erin Grisham, executive director for NAU’s Educational Support Services and AWHE state coordinator, at (928) 523-6990 or