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Session Title

1105: Aspire Women of Color Leadership Institute

Session Times

Tuesday, May 28: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 29: 8:30-11:30 a.m.


The Women of Color Pre-Conference Leadership Institute is designed to increase the number of women of color in senior level administrative positions within higher education. The goal of the institute is to provide entry level and mid level professionals with essential skills, strategies, and practices that will help them advance in their careers of leadership. In this way, we hope to have an impact on the levels of participation and power by women of color in the field of higher education. Institute participants will have an opportunity to meet and interact with other women of color who possess a similar interest in administration, as well as women of color who already have administrative experience. This pre-conference institute will particularly benefit graduate students, entry-level professionals, and mid-level professionals interested in pursuing advanced leadership roles in student affairs.


Toby Jenkins, PhD, Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies, University of South Carolina

Edwanna Andrews, PhD, Director, Social Justice and Advocacy, University of Central Florida

Ashley Hazelwood, Doctoral Candidate, Sociology, University of North Texas