The Admired Institutions For Women Empowerment 2018

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The Knowledge Review comes up with a special issue “The Admired Institutions For Women Empowerment 2018” which brings forth some of the leading institutes which are committed towards empowering and educating women for their overall development. They are not only committed towards educating women, but are also determined to assist and support women to reach the heights of success and development. For more details, visit:


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W omen Ins t it ut ions W omen Ins t it ut ions The Admired for Empowerment 2018 A Trailblazer in Educational Excellence Georgetown University April 2018

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Editorial Editorial n this modern era gender equality has emerged as a topic of utmost I importance. Men and women are competing for equal opportunities in terms of education employment healthcare and so on. Women are now holding major positions in organizations which were previously only occupied by men. They are working shoulder-to-shoulder with men and are proving their mettle in this highly-competitive world. A country can develop sustainably only when men and women are given equal opportunities to reach their potential. In many societies still women encounter many intersecting inequalities. There are many impediments in the economic political and social environments which are creating and strengthening these inequalities. Obstacles to gender equality include injustice discrimination in economic and social empowerment and violence against women. Many nations around the world still deny women the right to own or inherit property getting access to financial services receiving proper education earning their own money and progressing in their career and profession. There remains discrimination towards women in work place educational institutions and other such establishments. Women are also under-represented in decision-making activities and procedures at various levels. The term ‘Empowerment’ means the transition from weakness to a position of power. Education plays an important role in endowing women with knowledge skills and self-confidence required for successfully participating in the development process. It is the key to unlock the door of development. Education can surpass the social economic and political barriers and assist women in establishing themselves and building their careers. Education empowers women through making them self-reliant and boosting their confidence. It gives them the power to take their own decisions and bring major changes in their own and other’s lives. Education creates a pathway for women to growth prosperity and development. Educating women is very important because their educational achievements have positive ripple effects across families societies and nations across generations. If implemented properly education polices can contribute in uplifting and empowering women which will in turn support and strengthen them in contributing towards the betterment of the society and the world at large. T R Education: The Doorway to Women Empowerment and Employment Ananda Kamal Das

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Articles 32 34 40 Berea College: Pursuing Intellectual Moral Spiritual and Communal Goals through Education Chatham University: Pursuing Academic Excellence Coastal Carolina University: Developing Students to be Responsible and Productive with a Global Perspective 26 36 48 Exploring the Depths of Women Empowerment CENTERPIECE Women in Entrepreneurship — Challenges and Opportunities EDITOR’S PICK The Dynamic Women of the 21st Century SPOTLIGHT Are we educating for the 21st Century Economy EDUCATOR’S VIEWPOINT Why and how women can be the face of tomorrow’s business leaders ASTUTE THOUGHTS CXO MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT: Interview with The Knowledge Review Marching Ahead Confidently towards Women Education Empowerment Enlightenment 28 42 22

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Cover Story 46 50 16 08 Kansas State University: Committed to Help Students find their Passion and Achieve their Goals University of Detroit Mercy: Providing Quality Educational Experience that Extends Beyond Academics Georgetown University: A Trailblazer in Educational Excellence EXPERT’S PANEL Georgetown University:

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omen empowerment and education have become matters of serious concern for W everyone across the world. Many countries are taking steps towards educating and empowering women for their development and for the progress of the society as a whole. Women in this modern age are actively participating in almost all the sectors and are working side-by-side with men in various industries and companies. They are making equal contributions to the growth and development of their country. There are many leading institutes which are offering specialized educational facilities training and modern technological tools for the upliftment and development of women. These institutions offer a variety of theoretical and practical courses aimed at the overall development of the female students so that they can prepare themselves for various challenges and achieve success in various walks of life. The Knowledge Review comes up with a special issue “The Admired Institutions For Women Empowerment 2018” which brings forth some of the leading institutes which are committed towards empowering and educating women for their overall development. They are not only committed towards educating women but are also determined to assist and support women to reach the heights of success and development. The Cover Story of the issue features Georgetown University a leading academic and research institution offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. The issue also features Berea College Chatham University Coastal Carolina University Kansas State University and University of Detroit Mercy. It also includes enlightening articles by Dr. Terri Howe Director of Career Services and Adjunct Professor at Texas AM University Corpus Christi and by Barry Pearson Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Purchase College SUNY . This issue also includes a scintillating interview with Deborah Ancona Seley Distinguished Professor of Management and Founder of the MIT Leadership Center MIT Sloan School of Management. Hence flip through the pages for more information on these top educational institutions Exploring the Prominent Institutions of Women Empowerment T R

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A Trailblazer in Educational Excellence UNIVERSITY:

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The University aims to offer a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world We aim at creating leaders who are intellectually professionally and personally responsible global citizens We aim at creating leaders

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G eorgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. They are a vibrant community of exceptional students faculty alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of their research scholarship faith and service. Established in 1789 Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year- old legacy of Jesuit education they provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community. These values are at the core of Georgetown’s identity binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds. Schools within the University include Georgetown College Robert E. McDonough School of Business Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Georgetown Law Graduate School of Arts and Sciences School of Medicine School of Nursing and Health Studies School of Continuing Studies and McCourt School of Public Policy. Promoting Women Empowerment and Education The University constantly supports and promotes women’s empowerment and education. It has taken major steps towards the upliftment and development of women. It established the Georgetown University Women’s Center GUWC to support educate and empower women of all cultures races sexual orientations genders and ages providing a safe environment while respecting all facets of women’s abilities spirituality and differences. GUWC celebrates women’s achievements and advocates for a climate that promotes social justice free of all barriers and discrimination. The Georgetown Women’s Alliance GWA brings together people who share a commitment to fostering an environment where women in their community can learn grow and thrive. GWA brings together Georgetown staff faculty students and alumni for dialogue networking professional training and collaboration around women and leadership. GWA’s affiliates are groups that are part of Georgetown’s diverse community whose goals include helping women develop personally and professionally and addressing gender justice. The Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security GIWPS at the Walsh School of Foreign Service was launched in 2011 by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who serves as the Institute’s honorary founding chair and Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia in order to build the evidence- based case for a focus on women peace and security. The Georgetown University Women’s Leadership Institute GUWLI generates scientific insight to empower real-world impact. GUWLI convenes faculty researchers company executives policymakers and students to build a foundation of evidence- based data-driven knowledge about the attitudes toward and the advancement of gender-intelligent leadership. Scholarships and Financial Aid Georgetown University is one of only a handful of colleges and universities that maintains need-blind full-need admission and financial aid policies for its undergraduates. Georgetown meets the full need of eligible students – regardless of their ability to pay – through a combination of grants work-study and loans. Georgetown has committed over 200 million toward undergraduate and graduate financial aid for 2018-2019. The Georgetown Scholarship Program GSP was founded in 2004 and has served over 1400 of Georgetown University students most of whom were the first generation in their families to attend college. Currently the GSP family provides programmatic support for over 650 We provide students with a world-class learning .experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths cultures and beliefs

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undergraduates ensuring that all of their students can access the resources and networks of support they need to thrive at Georgetown. GSP students proudly hold a 96.4 graduation rate. Additionally Georgetown has Community Scholars Program CSP that has led the institution’s efforts to promote social justice for 50 years by enrolling a more racially and socioeconomically diverse student body. Managed by the Center for Multicultural Equity Access CMEA the program provides enhanced educational opportunity for a multicultural cohort of first-generation college students who have achieved the dream of higher education through personal initiative service and academic excellence. Major Accomplishments The University has achieved various landmarks throughout its rich history. Amanda Scott and Shakera Vaughan members of GSP were among the 59 outstanding students from 52 institutions selected as 2018 Harry S. Truman Scholars. Natalie Knez became the first ever female student from Georgetown to win the top speaker award at the 2018 National Debate Tournament NDT she is the fifth woman to receive the award throughout NDT’s 71 year history. On April 4 2018 The Lewy Body Dementia Association LBDA designated Georgetown University Medical Centre as a ‘Research Centre of Excellence’. Distinguished Alumni Georgetown University has produced numerous graduates who have achieved success in various walks of life. Some notable alumni of the University include: Mary Ellen Iskenderian President and CEO Women’s World Banking Mary Ellen Iskenderian is President and CEO of Women’s World Banking the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to achieve security and prosperity. Ms. Iskenderian joined Women’s World Banking in 2006 and leads the Women’s World Banking global team based in New York and also serves as a member of the Investment Committee of its 50 million impact investment fund. John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University. For nearly four decades Dr. DeGioia has worked to define and strengthen Georgetown University as a premier institution for education and research. A graduate of Georgetown Dr. DeGioia served as a senior administrator and as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy before becoming president on July 1 2001. He continues to teach an Ignatius Seminar each fall which is part of a program offering first year students the opportunity to encounter unique courses of study inspired by the Jesuit educational theme of cura personalis “care for the whole person”. As President Dr. DeGioia is dedicated to deepening Georgetown’s tradition of academic excellence its commitment to its Catholic and Jesuit identity its engagement with the Washington D.C. community and its global mission. Under his leadership Georgetown has become a leader in shaping the future landscape of higher education and has recently completed a 1.5 billion campaign dedicated to enhancing the lifelong value of a Georgetown education. Also under his leadership Georgetown was selected as one of two U.S. universities to participate in the U.N.’s HeForShe initiative which partners with universities governments and corporations with male executives to serve as impact champions and drive change within their institutions. About the President

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Ambassador Melanne Verveer Executive Director Georgetown Institute for Women Peace and Security Ambassador Verveer most recently served as the first U.S. Ambassador At-Large for Global Women’s Issues a position to which she was nominated by President Obama in 2009. She coordinated foreign policy issues and activities relating to the political economic and social advancement of women traveling to nearly sixty countries. President Obama also appointed her to serve as the U.S. Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Sumara Thompson-King General Counsel NASA Sumara M. Thompson-King was selected as the General Counsel at NASA in June 2014. Ms. Thompson-King serves as the chief legal officer for the agency and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of NASA’s legal affairs around the world. She also served as the agency’s Suspension and Debarment Official. Some other prominent alumni of the University are Gloria Macapagal Arroyo 14th President of the Philippines Laura Chinchilla 46th President of Costa Rica Kirstjen Nielsen 6th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Sen. Mazie Hirono D-HI Sen. Lisa Murkowski R-AK and Norah O’Donnell CBS News Anchor. Career Opportunities and Exposures The University provides an assortment of career opportunities to the students. Students have access to a variety of opportunities to pursue their interests on campus and off. Being located in the nation’s capital there are many opportunities for internships networking and other professional development. In addition the campus hosts a variety of speakers visiting scholars and professionals. Georgetown also organizes two special events – “OWN IT” and “BRA VE” for promoting creativity social awareness and women empowerment among the students. OWN IT is a student-led event that bridges the gap between female leaders and the millennials who admire them. They aim to shake up the women’s leadership arena by producing We use different methods of innovative teaching including dialog and new technology to realize our passion for learning across disciplines campuses and continents “

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events accessible to college-aged women of all demographics. BRA VE Black Resilient Artistic Vigilant Enough summit was pioneered by several Black women of Georgetown University to highlight the talent achievements and stories of women of color seeking to elevate the conversation about the magic that lies within the individuals of their community. BRA VE works to honor the black women who are the leaders of a myriad of revolutions protests movements but are often silenced in the public eye. Words of Trust “OWN IT has been a part of my life throughout my four years at Georgetown and it has consistently provided me with a space to communicate bond and be inspired with women who share the same desires and passions to create a better world for women. I hope that students continue to see OWN IT as an opportunity to learn engage and continue the fight towards achieving feminist goals.” – Sienna Mori Georgetown College Class of 2018. “I have been a part of the BRA VE planning committee since its inception and seeing the progression of the summit from the beginning to now is astonishing. Each year we are able to strengthen the summit’s impact whether it is through attendance topics discussed panelists featured or organizations involved. This year’s theme: Artistically Authentically Unapologetically Black shined light on the Black feminine and often forgotten voices in the arts community. Looking back at my undergraduate career BRA VE is easily one of my proudest accomplishments.” – Kayla Harris McDonough School of Business Class of 2018. T R We provide an academic experience filled with unparalleled opportunities for learning

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URL Name of the Institution Location of the Institution Berea College Chatham University Coastal Carolina University Kansas State University University of Detroit Mercy Berea Kentucky USA 100 Chanticleer Dr E Conway South Carolina 29528 USA Manhattan Kansas 66506 USA 4001 W McNichols Rd Detroit Michigan 48221 USA 1 Woodland Rd Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15232 USA Georgetown University Georgetown Washington DC USA

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m Inspiring Stories of m Inspiring Stories of Inspiring Women e m n o Growing up in South Texas where nearly 90 percent of the population was Latino there was no shortage of examples of Mexican- American role models. We saw judges teachers doctors lawyers and professors that looked like us every day. However there were few women in these professions. My mother a low-income Latina was the constant disruption to the gender divide that seemed so prominent in my community. She came to the US as a child and was the first in her family to attend and graduate from high school college and graduate school becoming a proud educator. The definition of empowerment translated to me was fighting through your circumstances to bring power to your potential your place in history in this nation and to your community. There was no reason I shouldn’t be able to achieve more including earning a doctorate and that I was not to forget those less fortunate that did not have a coach or a guide in the schooling journey. I am now an Associate Dean and tenured professor in a school of education situated in the nation’s largest private university in New York City. I serve on selective national review committees deciding what constitutes the nation’s best and most rigorous ideas on educational research have served as a national expert in federal state and local circles including the White House in 2015 have had my research cited in U.S. Supreme Court briefs and have been identified as one of the top influential education policy scholars. Other generous women and men have also guided the road to this success especially key Latina mentors in college and in the journals I read setting an example and making me believe I could be a researcher whose research mattered. Ironically I also saw empowerment come through with my father who argued with me on my choices to do what girls didn’t do in our family – study abroad move far away from family for a job delay motherhood and marriage or not engage in it at all. I learned to sharpen my arguments and rationale to which he usually relented and finally said “M’ija my daughter I trust your choices. Go be happy.” My contributions to research through my publications the leadership roles I have accepted and the students I have been fortunate enough to mentor and send off into the world to start their own legacies are some of the most prominent metrics of success that can be visibly accounted for on my . However I still remain one of very curriculum vitae few Latinas in these roles. To that end there is still much more work to do on the road to increasing equity and reducing inequality in educational attainment and leadership in the US. The need to empower women especially those from underserved communities continues and we should all take responsibility for this in whatever way we can. - Dr. Stella M. Flores Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity NYU Steinhardt Associate Professor of Higher Education Director of Access and Equity Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Steinhardt School of Culture Education and Human Development New York University E p w r e t 16 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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Violence and abuse of any kind are antithetical to the empowerment of women. The stigma surrounding domestic violence makes it more difficult for victims and survivors to get the help and resources they need and the research and social marketing campaign behind our See the Triumph campaign is designed to end this stigma by elevating the voices and stories of survivors of past abuse. Based on our research with hundreds of survivors of past abuse the social media campaign presents a new view of survivors as resourceful courageous and investing in helping other women overcome similar challenges. We want to show that recovery from abuse is possible especially because there are so many messages working against survivors at a societal level. Moreover to eradicate future abuse we need to move our focus toward upstream prevention. The Healthy Relationships Initiative that I direct is designed to promote healthy and safe relationships of all kinds so that people can have access to the information and skills needs to promote safe empowering relationships in all areas of their lives. We use community mobilization social marketing and educational programs as our core strategies for empowering people to build healthy relationships in our community. Underlying all my work I’m driven by my firm belief that healthy safe relationships are a fundamental human right. Healthy relationships create a foundation for living a full empowered life. Therefore in my work I’m dedicated to helping people learn how to build healthy relationships. However for those who have had unhealthy or unsafe relationship experiences I want them to know that a healthier life—which includes supportive relationships with others—is possible. - Christine Murray Ph.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro In my academic career I have held a number of leadership positions including: the Directorship of African African American Studies for fifteen years at the University of Oklahoma being a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council for Black Studies NCBS being a member of the Executive Board of the Southwest Center for Human Relations in Education home of the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity NCORE and serving on numerous Boards of Directors for community organizations in Oklahoma and elsewhere. I have been a faculty member of the Annual Summer School on Black Europe Center of Study and Investigation for Global Dialogues Amsterdam Netherlands and am a Fellow of the Molefi Kete Asante Institute Philadelphia PA. Most recently I was selected by the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 outstanding women in higher education in 2018. Being in the academy has also afforded me the opportunity to research and publish extensively in the areas of Black Studies and on race and competency in social work practice and education. Currently I am writing a book Black Lives in Scotland: Telling Our Stories and I am also working on the second edition of my textbook African American Studies for Edinburgh University Press. Central always to my work are the important matters of race and diversity and social justice and the notion of putting education into practice to make a better world. I have always prioritized teaching service activities and researching and writing about things that matter in the real world. Also at the heart of much of what I do are the students and faculty members with whom I work. My deep connections with many have developed into mentoring relationships where I have been able to assist them in finding and honing their strengths and skills of intellect goodness and advocacy. Hopefully I function as a strong role model engaged on many levels in the field of higher education within various communities and even globally. I am motivated by being engaged in higher education activities that challenge the academy to become more fair inclusive and intellectually honest and to make the world a better place. I am motivated too by the relationships that are developed along the way. As a teacher mentor colleague I experience great joy as I see those whom I have encouraged reach their full potential and become empowered empowering agents themselves. - Jeanette R. Davidson PhD ACSW Professor University of Oklahoma Clara Luper Department of African African American Studies Expert’s Panel Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 17

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The empowerment of women reflects an intentional effort to validate embrace and strengthen the voices of women in their roles. Given longstanding societal efforts to minimize silence or disregard our voices this phrase boldly acknowledges our determination to be heard and appreciated as valuable leaders and contributors to organizations of all types. Historic stereotypical thinking and the ever-present double standard also shape such a movement. In many environments women are perceived to be less competent our softer attributes of compassion kindness and friendliness which we naturally convey can be perceived as signs of weakness. Yet when we must take direct authoritative action instead of being perceived as effective we are often labeled controlling and difficult. A man displaying these very same behaviors on the other hand will more likely be rewarded and celebrated for standing up and leading. We can also sometimes be our own worst enemy being doubtful fearing the imposter syndrome and lacking confidence. The “Lean in” movement started by Sheryl Sandberg reminded us all to sit up at the table and step into leadership in order to realize our ambitions. Sadly however many of us still fear the negative consequence of leaning in and not being respected as a peer and effective contributor. My daily challenge is to be mindful of varying interpretations of female leadership and empowerment while remaining authentic. I operate with my commitment to openness honesty and kindness for others. I begin from a posture of humble optimism confident and determined to serve the organization I have been entrusted to lead. I am also a strong proponent of giving back to the community with service through civic and nonprofit organizations. It may help others to know that by following my leadership vision and trusting my ethical compass I have had the good fortune to be recognized with awards and citations nationwide. Their most important value is that they stand as validating beacons of possibility to others who are beginning their journeys. - Angela L. Walker Franklin Ph.D. President and CEO Des Moines University To be empowered is to push oneself to do the hard work—the work that others doubt is doable—and even better to find that the work one did actually made a difference in the society as a whole. History is full of women’s extraordinary efforts to learn the seemingly unlearnable and to achieve the seemingly unachievable. Rarely however have women’s many remarkable accomplishments been noted let alone celebrated by the body public. I am very honored to say that my work as a historian and writer and specifically my 13-year effort to rescue the story of the Attica Prison Uprising of 1971—a story that had been actively covered up for decades—not only empowered me because my at-times daunting odyssey to recover this story ultimately had resulted in a book but also because this effort was ultimately recognized by so many others. Not only has this book resonated with the incarcerated as well as those who work inside of this nation’s prisons but it also has made a real mark on myriad others who have little connection to the criminal justice system but who now see the imperative of its overhaul. What is more this book was indeed recognized by my peers and by the public more broadly via the many awards it received including the Bancroft Prize in American History and the Pulitzer Prize. These honors were so deeply appreciated because they signaled that the efforts of at this one woman me had not just been empowering in their own right but they had been recognized by others and in turn had empowered others to act to make a more just society. - Heather Ann Thompson Professor of History Department of Afro-American and African Studies The Residential College The Department of History The University of Michigan 18 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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I see my role as a higher education leader in the community college sector as an opportunity to advance “women empowerment” especially for women of color and for those who are economically disadvantaged. The definition of empowerment resonates with me—“the process of becoming stronger and more confident especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights”—in a number of ways. My work in and with community colleges spanning more than 30 years has shown me clearly that the strongest way to achieve “women empowerment” is through education. Community colleges in particular are places where women at any age can gain knowledge skills and confidence that leads to managing their own life. I have seen it happen hundreds of times—women who are first in their family to go to college or are economically disadvantaged or single mothers or forced to re-enter the workforce in a new field—earn a college credential to better themselves and come out of the experience stronger more focused and more confident. Our work at Achieving the Dream a national nonprofit leading a movement to ensure student success for colleges that champion educational equity helps community colleges build their capacity for helping more students complete their education and move on to a successful career or further education. More than half of all community college students are women. It is the transformational power of education that feeds “women empowerment.” For my own journey I am fortunate to have a number of mentors who helped me develop my own “empowerment.” The first are my parents. They showed me through their own actions how the power of education can literally change a person’s—and a family’s—life. There was Dr. Al O’Connell former president of Harford Community College who when I was 25 years old pulled me aside after a meeting to tell me that I could be a college president one day. Another is Dr. Phyllis Della Vecchia president of Camden County College who helped me see that good leaders are students first. I strive every day to be a student first to continually feed my growth as a leader and as a woman. And my journey continues. When I became President and CEO of Achieving the Dream I brought with me the lessons I learned from students and from colleagues in prior positions as President of Montgomery County Community College and in various leadership roles at community colleges in New Jersey and Maryland. I work hard for students particularly those who are traditionally underserved by colleges and universities and am proud of the recognition my work has received specifically Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s 2018 Leading Women and American Association for Women in Community College’s 2017 Woman of the Year. - Dr. Karen A. Stout President and CEO Achieving the Dream As a Mexican immigrant my empowerment stems from the stories of resilience passed down by my family members from the undocumented immigrant student community I work with and for and from the Latinas/Chicanas in my field who provide sanctuary strength and wisdom as I navigate academia. As a scholar activist I use my research to fight the injustices inflicted on immigrant communities particularly during these politically turbulent times. I lead with compassion humanity and courage to help address inequities and unwelcoming campus climates for minoritized student populations. My empowerment derives from empowering others to become change agents in their own communities. Witnessing the power of undocumented student activists’ community organizing is my main source of motivation. I constantly ask myself “If these undocumented immigrants are putting their bodies on the line to fight for immigrant rights as a person with citizenship privilege what can I do what can I risk to fight along with and for them”. My research has been recognized nationally through a number of awards and accolades including being named one of the Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond by Diverse Issues in Higher Education and receiving a faculty spotlight recognition from the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. I am proud of the impact my research has had on not only institutional and legislative policies but also on advancing equity and justice in higher education for undocumented communities. I continue to be humbled by the words of undocumented college students who feel affirmed and validated by my research. - Susana M. Muñoz Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Higher Education Co-Chair Higher Education Leadership Program Ethnic Studies Faculty Associate Colorado State University Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 19

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To me Women Empowerment refers to uplifting and mentoring other women being supported throughout personal and professional endeavors and modeling excellence for other women. I am fortunate to have strong female mentors colleagues and students who push me to be my best every day. One of my mentors collaborated with me on a research project surrounding the 40th anniversary of Title IX and I was able to delve into women’s experiences before during and after the implementation of this history-changing law. We published “Perspectives of Title IX Pioneers: Equity Equality and Need” in 2015 in the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport. One of my professional goals is to empower higher education practitioners to conduct research on their students and themselves. I am constantly motivated to provide practitioners the tools and knowledge to do so without necessarily earning a doctorate. Practitioners experience their own profession and students better than anyone else so they should study the phenomena they see every day in their work. In 2017 I was deeply humbled to be named one of the Top 25 Women in Higher Education and Beyond by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This is one of my greatest honors to be recognized as a woman leader and educator. It is my hope that this recognition will enable me to set an example for other women and serve as a mentor to my students as they pursue their academic and career goals. Lately I have focused on researching the student-athlete services profession. This profession has a significant number of women but there are still issues with women in these roles pertaining to work-life balance and advancement. I conducted a study with a colleague entitled “Burnout Among Student-Athletes Services Professionals” published in the Journal of Higher Education Athletics and Innovation in 2018 that included some issues specific to women relating to their burning out. I felt motivated to conduct this study to prevent great people with integrity from burning out and leaving the profession especially the incredible women who I have come to know since getting involved with the N4A: National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals. Another reason I have been driven to study this profession is that the experts in it believed in and empowered me. In 2009 I received the N4A’s Professional Promise Award and I strive to live up to the expectations that this recognition set forth for me. - Dr. Lisa M. Rubin Ph.D. Assistant Professor College of Education Kansas State University When I reflect on women’s empowerment and how I am contributing to that I start with my strong sense of self. You are your biggest source of empowerment and while you give it to yourself you can also take it away. Whenever I hear any inner voice trying to creep in with anything that disempowers me - fear thinking I cannot do something - I recognize it as something that does not serve me and I push through to be in action. Never say “no” to yourself before even trying. There will be plenty of people to say that to you. Being grounded with a strong sense of self-worth then expands to creating communities of empowered women. When I say this I think of all women - transgender female identifying undocumented sex workers farmworkers CEOs professors and so many other women that are often marginalized yet creating their own brave spaces of power. We cannot be what we cannot see thus women’s empowerment has to include all of us or none of us stands to be empowered. My life began with the epitome of a woman’s empowerment - my mother. She raised me as a single mother and finished college with me as a two year old because she wanted to be a role model for her daughter. She always taught me that people could take away many things in life but not your education so she struggled and often went without for herself to ensure that I had access to the best. Knowing that I stand on the shoulder of female giants remains a major motivational factor to keep rising and bring everyone I can with me because if I am making it we all are. In every space and place that I navigate I highly regard how many young women see themselves in me and know that I am a visible representation of what they can achieve. As a woman of color in spaces where I am often the first or the only this is a motivating factor to ensure that it is not the same for other women. Because of this I volunteer and help young women through various organizations to help them achieve their dreams. One thing I always emphasize to them is to take advantage of every opportunity and if there is not one create it. Every day is a chance to change your life so take it and make it for the better. Surround yourself with people who inspire you to be a better you and help you achieve that. Success is contagious. For every person that may say “no” to you there is another opportunity so do not let that stop you let it be the fuel to inspire you to do more and knock on other doors. - Dania Matos Deputy Chief Diversity Officer Office of Diversity and Inclusion William Mary T R 20 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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MIT Sloan School of Management: Marching Ahead Confidently towards Women Education Empowerment and Enlightenment T he MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT Sloan offers bachelors masters and doctoral degree programs along with executive education. In an interview with The Knowledge Review Deborah Ancona Seley Distinguished Professor of Management and Founder of the MIT Leadership Center MIT Sloan School of Management has given some insightful answers on Women Empowerment. How do you define the word “Empowerment” And to you what does “Women Empowerment” stand for Please tell us how you are contributing to that. To me there are two levels of empowerment. One is simply granting power so people can represent their own interests particularly those who have been unfairly treated or have not been given equal rights. The second part is the process of self-empowerment where people take it upon themselves to overcome their powerlessness. Empowerment is about those two things in the context of women. The playing ground has not been completely fair. How can we open up structures and processes to make them fairer to give women an equal voice and equal rights and the skills they need to stand up for themselves I teach classes and run seminars that help women gain a better sense of who they are and what they want to achieve along with helping them plan the actions necessary to make progress in that direction. Kindly brief us about you and your journey since the beginning of your career. Throughout my early childhood I was an activist — working to make organizations better fairer places. For example in junior high I helped campaign to get a national service organization to admit girls. We won and then I was the only female to attend the national officers’ meeting. After high school I actually planned to become a doctor but really did not like all of the science classes. So I dropped pre-med and worked in psychology instead. I then earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior. An academic path followed I studied team processes and leadership capabilities for innovation at the Tuck School of Business and at MIT Sloan. In 2005 I founded the MIT Leadership Center which brought the leadership theory into practice. Along the way I had four children my own special team. How do you describe yourself in one word Curious. I always want to learn new things and understand new trends and people. I want to dig deeper and understand what motivates people and the dynamics of teams and organizations. Interview with The Knowledge Review 22 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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What acts as your motivational tool Or who is your role model who inspires and motivates you I have had several role models throughout my life. One has been an academic all of his life and the other went out and started his own consulting firm. Working moms are also my role models. They balance it all and somehow find a way to build both families and organizations. Share with us one of the most memorable moments of your life. One of my biggest highs was preparing a conference at MIT on the impact of global warming featuring the Dalai Lama. We highlighted issues and involved a number of MIT faculty who spoke about the research they were doing including issues around water food production and ocean chemistry. That was a real high — bringing those experts together and having them talk in great detail about what we can do to address climate change. Brief us about the industry scenario from your perspective and women’s participation and involvement in a growing business sector. The bigger trend is not industry specific it’s about women in general stepping up. As with the MeToo movement women are increasingly saying that things are not as they should be and we are going to do something about it. It’s important too to make sure people are able to earn a living wage and that there is pay parity. Share any major achievements and/or your institution’s achievements under your leadership. At the MIT Leadership Center we help students and executives develop as leaders and build collaborative organizations. To do so we’ve created 15 leadership electives based on research models. We’ve worked with MIT Executive Education to help firms’ change efforts. And we have brought in many guest speakers who are leadership role models. Tell us about your passions aims and goals. I’m passionate about the work that I do and I hope to continue it. I like working with people. And I’m excited about engaging in non-profit work with Mothers Out Front a grassroots movement on environmentalism and countering global warming. They are organizing themselves to go to governors’ offices to march against gas leaks to push against the lessening of carbon emissions controls. I’ve also just started a small company with two colleagues that produces tools to help organizations develop leadership capacity. What are the most important lessons you’ve learned throughout and would like to share Figure out what’s important to you and spend less time trying to please others. We get too caught up in other’s expectations sometimes. I’ve learned to listen more and talk less you learn a lot more that way. A learning mind- set is not just about what you achieve but also turning what you’re doing into a learning opportunity. And I’ve learned to identify a problem or challenge that’s important to me and then work on it — ultimately the MIT way is not about your ego it’s about the problems and challenges you want to solve. What would you advise to aspiring woman leaders Don’t let others define who you are and what you can do because this will limit you. I tell people “Craft a life” it means you have some agency in defining the life you want to lead even if it doesn’t always seem that way. So make it what you want it to be. T R 24 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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omen entrepreneurship has W emerged as a matter of concern in the recent years. It lays stress on utilizing women’s leadership skills decisiveness and innovative ideas for economic and social development. Over the past years there has been a rise in recognition and acceptance of women in leadership positions in the corporate sector. Leading conglomerates are appointing female CEOs today there are more women running Fortune 500 businesses than at any time in the past. As per data there are more than 9 million firms in the USA which are owned by women employing around 8 million people and generating around 1.5 trillion in sales. However in spite of all these developments there are only a few companies where we can see women in top positions. Moreover recent data suggest that there is huge gender pay gap in organizations and female entrepreneurs are citing imaginary male co-founders for credibility and recognition. These examples suggest that gender inequality is still a big problem in businesses. Women are accepting entrepreneurship and are successfully leading businesses facing and overcoming various challenges. They are properly utilizing various opportunities and prospects for accomplishing their own and their organization’s goals and objectives. Opportunities and Advantages for Women in Entrepreneurship A Diverse and Innovative Workforce Diversity – in gender culture age and race – promotes innovation and creativity. Top companies across the world aim to prioritize and benefit from a diverse and innovative workforce. Men and women from different backgrounds bring in varied experiences with them which shape their approach to business. Challenging and collaborating with each other helps them in performing creatively and taking the company forward. Strength in Soft Skills and Emotional Intelligence is an Advantage for Women Technical skills and knowledge are essential for success. But soft skills and emotional intelligence are equally important. Emotional intelligence in leadership means self-awareness empathy and the ability to listen. Although these characteristics are difficult to measure they can make a major difference. Women can utilize their experiences and soft skill aptitude with emotional intelligence for properly leading their companies. Ability to Create a Woman-friendly Corporate Environment The corporate culture of many companies can work against women. But when a woman leads her own company she has the ability to establish an environment suitable for other women working in the company. Being an entrepreneur a woman can live a more authentic life and can create a corporate culture more suitable to her own values. Challenges for Women in Entrepreneurship Gender Discrimination at Workplace Most of the industries are male dominated. It is more of a challenge when a woman comes in as a leader and gives men directions. While most corporates believe in gender equality and agree that the best person irrespective of gender should get the job there have been many instances where a woman having a gender neutral name gets the job. This proves that unconscious organizational gender bias does exist. Women right from a young age are instructed not to be ‘bossy’ whereas men are encouraged to be assertive and aggressive. Difficulty in Acquiring Funds Those start-ups who look for investors to help them start their business know how difficult the pitching process can be. It can be even more difficult in case of women-owned firms. Many investors are skeptic about investing on women-led companies because they may think that women can’t be successful as entrepreneurs. They may feel that women entrepreneurs won’t be able to lead their company towards success as a result of which they may incur losses. This may lead the investors to hesitate in financially supporting women entrepreneurs. Building a Viable Support Network Another major hurdle and challenge for women entrepreneurs is the lack of efficient advisors and mentors. As per data around 48 of female founders say that a lack of able advisors and mentors limits their professional growth. The majority of the high-level business world is still male dominated and it is very difficult for women entrepreneurs to create their own path and facilitate the introductions and connections into some of the top-notch business networks. Women have emerged as successful entrepreneurs in this highly competitive business environment. They have proven that they are no less than their male counterparts in accomplishing the organizational objectives and in taking their company to the heights of success. Today every country boasts of their successful women entrepreneurs who have reached the heights of success. Though they have been successful in their efforts they have been through various difficult situations and have tactfully dealt with them. In spite of that there are very few women who hold such high positions in major companies. In order to assist them and help them in accomplishing their own as well as the organizational goals women entrepreneurs should be supported by their male counterparts their colleagues and their family so that they can proceed confidently towards the road of growth success and prosperity. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 27

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R ecent studies by Harvard MIT and Brown found that while some schools successfully raised their students’ scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System state test students’ ability to think logically in unique or novel situations did not improve. The misgiving centers on the following question: Can education that prepares students for success on tests also educate them for success in the 21st Century global economy In our current model teachers are the main source of information and deliver it to students via lecture and discussion followed by multiple choice or essay exams to assess comprehension. It’s an effective model for covering large amounts of material but may not be relevant for the 21st Century. Going as far back as a 2003 World Bank report the effectiveness of traditional educational systems Are we educating for the st 21 Century Economy Barry Pearson Provost Purchase College State University of New York Barry Pearson is the Provost and Vice President for academic affairs at Purchase College. He joined the college in July 2013 from Decatur Illinois where he worked for 23 years at Millikin University. He has a comprehensive background in administration and management of academic programs curriculum development and budget planning. About the Author 28 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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in which the teacher is the sole source of knowledge was being questioned. And when examined in the context of the 21st Century economy an education that says to students “wait to learn it from the teacher” may not help them compete in a global workforce. What’s missing then from many traditional models Simply put many don’t teach students that they should expect to acquire new knowledge and learn new skills for a lifetime. Without this awareness graduates entering the economy will not remain viable. But steps to address this challenge are being implemented in the primary and secondary schools as they create greater connections to early career experiences through programs like Pathways in Technology Early College High Schools P-TECH. A critical factor outdating the traditional model is that in the new economy knowledge and technology merge more rapidly. With this quickened pace of development there is simply more to learn. Take our cell phones for example. In just a short time our phones have advanced such that now they offer greater access to information and a broader array of communications than ever—phone text and email. But each generation of improvements requires us to learn how to use more applications and integrate them across newer platforms. And just as our phones require us to learn new innovations the same “upskilling” of the workforce will demand greater career-length educations from everyone. The Department of Labor’s view is that it’s more important than ever for workers to invest in themselves through education and continuous learning to update their skillsets and knowledge base. The Opportunity Like students pursuing degrees workers in the 21st Century economy will continue to learn new things with greater frequency. In response educators feel a call to action instinctively. Herein lies our opportunity: develop a craving for lifelong learning in students. One way to satisfy this appetite is to look to applied learning where students engage in direct application of what they know and reflect on these experiences to improve performance. Improvement occurs especially when reflection is an embedded part of the direct experiences. Applied learning becomes an effective preparation for the 21st Century because it teaches students one important thing: they learn that they will need to continue to learn. And in reflecting on their applied experiences soon-to-be graduates gain the confidence to apply this ability as working professionals. This effect happens because their success is validated by real world results with impacts that can be measured in tangible ways. Students involved in community activism for instance see the fruits of their labors when incremental changes occur. In the case of campus green initiatives applied learning impacts are measured by increased recycling for instance. Applied learning also helps to address global competitiveness in the job market. In looking to employers the focus on “soft skills” will intensify the use of applied learning. A survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers Survey reinforces this idea when it reported “80 percent of responding employers said they look for evidence of leadership skills on the candidate’s resume and nearly as many seek out indications that the candidate is able to work in a team.” Applied learning ably encourages these very skills. Applied learning is also effective because it embeds connections to the world of work. Increasingly employers are testing new hires through a process of intensified apprenticeships that take the form of internships. Internships are a key characteristic of applied learning programs. Higher education in its use of applied learning is responding. Among the 2014 graduating class 64 of students reported having an internship experience. This number is up from 52 in 2007. But more work on measuring the impact of applied learning deliveries e.g. internships off-campus work for credit etc. is needed to fully understand its value. Currently too little is known to fully assess how applied learning measurably affects outcomes in the labor market. Often internships aren’t taken for credit for instance which in turn affects the degree to which outcomes can be assessed in terms of labor market competitiveness. Another unknown piece of the picture is the extent to which internships are associated with more or less favorable wage results. Finally as those of us involved in higher education realize applied learning is influencing college selection. As students conduct college searches they are more aware than ever that the job market is a global competition and they want to know how colleges are responding. As an institutional leader fielding questions on visit days I explain how applied learning is used in career programs and areas of study to strengthen students’ competitiveness. Liberal arts colleges like my own don’t answer the question the way a business or engineering school does but we do have an answer. Applied learning in all its variations helps us describe the ways in which a liberal arts education can prepare students for the 21st Century. T R Educator’s Viewpoint Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 29

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Nurturing Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Berea College was the first interracial and coeducational College in the South. Since its founding in 1855 Berea College has provided education and social equality to women. Within Berea’s mission statement the “Great Commitments” is a statement of specific commitment “To create a democratic community dedicated to education and gender equality.” Berea College focuses on learning labor and service. The College admits only academically promising students with limited financial resources primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia although students come from 40 states and 70 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally-recognized Work Colleges so students work 10 hours or more weekly earning money for books housing and meals. The College’s motto “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth” speaks to its inclusive Christian character. Known for its academic quality and rigorous curriculum Berea College attracts distinguished faculty such as Bell Hooks Silas House and Crystal Wilkinson among others. Major Accomplishments Berea is consistently ranked as a leading private liberal arts colleges in the U.S. earning the 1 spot by Washington Monthly. Kiplinger named Berea among the 10 Best Values in Private Colleges. Berea was selected for the U.S. President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. MONEY magazine ranked Berea as one of the “Best Colleges” and in the “50 Most Affordable Private Colleges.” Distinct Features of Berea There are many factors that distinguish Berea from others. It is one of the only nine federally recognized Work Colleges in the United States. The college is known nationally for its innovative and outstanding service- learning program. It has an extensive collection of materials and non-commercial musical recordings documenting the history and culture of Southern Appalachia. Berea supports outreach to Appalachia through federally funded programs and student-led service projects. The college has produced multiple Compton Fulbright Truman Udall and Watson fellowship winners. The EDGE Empowering a Dynamic Generation through Education Program of the college Berea College: The college aims to offer high-quality liberal arts education that engages students as they pursue their personal academic and professional goals. Pursuing Intellectual Moral Spiritual and Communal Goals through Education 32 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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provides all first-year students with a laptop computer that is theirs to keep upon graduation. Exceptional Faculty Berea retains excellent faculty from prestigious graduate programs across the nation and the world. The College has 130 full-time faculties. Over 90 percent of full-time faculty holds the highest degree in their fields. The College maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Highly Accomplished Alumni Berea produces leaders in education science healthcare entertainment law business government and other fields. Carter G. Woodson the “Father of Black History” was a 1903 Berea alumnus. Other notable alumni include a Nobel Prize winner a Secretary of Commerce a Tony Award winner and an automotive engineer/owner of a NASCAR racing team. Some Berea graduates literally have changed the world such as Samuel Hurst who developed now-ubiquitous touch- screen technology. Mary E. Britton was free-born during the Civil War who went on to achieve success in education journalism and medical fields becoming the first African American female physician in Kentucky. United Juanita Kreps was States Secretary of Commerce during President She Carter’s administration. was the in that position first woman and only the fourth woman to hold any Cabinet position and the first female director of the New York Stock Exchange. Harriette Simpson Arnow and C.E. Morgan are two Berea alumnae who became nationally- known best-selling authors. Financial Support and Assistance No student pays for tuition at Berea College because a student’s income should not dictate their outcome. All admitted students receive Berea’s Tuition Promise Scholarship. This scholarship combined with financial or other scholarship from outside organizations covers 100 of tuition costs. Typically the Tuition Promise Scholarship amounts to over 155000 across four years allowing students to graduate with little or no debt. Career Opportunities and Exposures Work is an integral part of each student’s educational experience. All students are required to work 10-15 hours per week in approved jobs on campus or in the community while maintaining a full academic course load. There are 120 departments offering jobs related to their majors and interests and help develop soft skills that future employers value. Students and alumni share positive views of the Labor Program stating their work “provides practical experience” “teaches you how to work” and gives “genuine job perspective.” About the President of Berea College Lyle Roelofs is the Ninth President in Berea College’s 163- year history. He has more than 35 years of experience in teaching and research. Prior to his Berea presidency he was associate provost at Haverford College and provost/dean of faculty and interim president at Colgate University. At Berea he initiated a comprehensive review and re-articulation of Berea’s Great Commitments. He has led the College to achieve significant growth in recruiting and graduating minority students. Under his leadership the College completed a successful fundraising campaign exceeded goal by more than 2 million for construction of a state-of-the art interdisciplinary science building which will be opening in fall 2018. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 33

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Chatham University was founded as the Pennsylvania Female College in 1869 to provide women with an education comparable to that which men could receive at “colleges of the first class”. While Chatham today provides education to all genders they are as committed as ever to empowering women. They have been ranked in the top three nationwide for women’s leadership for various initiatives and centers. The Women’ s Institute draws together the University’s programs and resources around women’s leadership and gender equality. The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics works across disciplines and campus offices to provide leadership civic engagement and policy related programs training and special events for students at Chatham in addition to outreach across the Commonwealth. The Center for Women’ s Entrepreneurship creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training mentoring and networking. Students participating in the Women’ s Leadership Living Learning Community live together in a renovated mansion and plan activities and events that promote women’s leadership and gender equity on campus and in the community. A Haven of Exceptional Educational and Infrastructural Facilities Chatham University is home to two of the most iconic campuses in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania—one of America’s most livable cities and great college towns. Shadyside Campus is a 32-acre arboretum set in the middle of the city—a short walk to neighborhoods bustling with shops cafes and restaurants. Chatham is also home to Eden Hall Campus nearly 400 acres just north of Pittsburgh. At Eden Hall students live and work on a campus powered by Chatham University Pursuing Academic Excellence The University prepares its students to build lives of purpose value and fulfilling work and to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities to recognize and respect diversity of culture identity and opinion and to live sustainably 34 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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renewable energy explore research into sustainability and food and experience boundless opportunities to connect with nature and the land. Students pursue majors in the university’s four areas of excellence: sustainability health wellness business communications and the arts sciences. Chatham offers ways to minimize students’ time and cost investment without shortchanging their education such as integrated degree programs through which qualified students can earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years. Major Recognitions and Achievements Chatham is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of sustainability having been ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment Rating System™ STARS and selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review. The university has also been mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Accomplished Alumni The university has produced numerous graduates over the years who have achieved success in various walks of life. In 2010 Time magazine named Chatham’s most famous alumna sustainability pioneer Rachel Carson ‘29 one of the 25 most powerful women of the 20th century. Carson’s canonical book Silent Spring 1962 ignited the modern environmental movement. Financial Assistance and Scholarships Chatham gives out over 9 million in need- and merit-based financial aid to undergraduate students each year including the Rachel Carson Healthy Planet Award the Heffer Family Scholarship for Women the Vira I. Heinz Scholarship Program for Women in Global Leadership and the Barbara Stone Hollander ‘60 Student Leadership Award. Career Opportunities and Exposures The university offers varied exposures in terms of career exploration. Starting at the first-year orientation students are exposed to behind-the-scenes operations at a variety of organizations by the alumni who may also serve as formal and informal mentors offer shadowing experiences and in many cases pave the way for internships and job opportunities. The Visionary Leader Behind Chatham University In March 2016 David Finegold D. Phil was appointed the 19th President of Chatham University. Dr. Finegold has over 30 years of experience in higher education as a researcher author professor academic dean senior vice president and chief academic officer. A renowned scholar and educational innovator Dr. Finegold has dedicated his career to education reform the design of high-performance organizations and extensive comparative research on education and skill- creation systems from around the world. Dr. Finegold led the development of Chatham University’s Strategic Plan in October 2017 focusing on enhancing academic excellence and the student experience expanding leadership in sustainability and health improving student access and affordability deepening partnerships for student and alumni success and building university capacity and capabilities. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 35

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W omen Empowerment—these two words entail a deep ocean of concepts. Our societies have been considering women empowerment for long just in theories. But now it’s high time to implement that idea and witness its outcomes. There should be a channelized route for the empowerment of women in order to ease up the process and oblige the spreading of the growth agenda. For many years women empowerment has always been a good topic to debate on but no real solutions have been provided in order to deal with the related issues. Women empowerment is not only a social process but also an economic one if considered widely it’s a multi-dimensional methodology. In spite of various challenges faced by women they have achieved a good status quo in the enterprise sector. Since the last few years women have successfully embossed their names in providing better services as employees. There are certain segments which have amplified the process very effectively. Catching up with the New Zones Education starts at home Learning is the only source which plays an important role in every individual as well as sectorial growth. It not only enhances the capabilities but also elevates the possibilities of generating awareness regarding economic growth. Thus provision of education to every girl will not only benefit them but also will open the gates of many opportunities. Corresponding to that there are numerous on-going campaigns which are continuously working for the benefits of the women and trying to ease up their problems. “If you educate a woman you educate a family if you educate a girl you educate the future.” - Queen Rania of Jordan Involvement in Politics This is the perfect example of how women are stretching their way-in into many sectors. Not long back in many countries having a lady bureaucrat was totally restricted. But due to increase in the awareness of women empowerment certain measures and laws have been implemented in favor of women. Meanwhile the UN has taken some steps to encourage young men and women in order to empower girls for the public policymaking processes. Earlier most of the policies related to women were framed from a man’s perspective. But only women can understand their requirements and can suggest improvements in the same. Certain studies have claimed that with an increase in women’s participation there have been bigger economic outcomes and also a better resolution for the conflicts. Involving women in politics will not only boon the nations but will also build-up their confidence. Recently Saudi Arabia sanctioned an appeal on women to vote in the elections this has strengthened the opportunities for the women empowerment in other Arabian countries. Being economically independent Education contributes in development and upliftment of an individual. It plays an important part in making a person capable enough to earn for oneself. Meanwhile economic participation by women has increased the women labor force and has also elevated the quality work in the service Women Empowerment Women Exploring The Depths Of Empowerment Centerpiece 36 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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industries. Moreover empowering women has made them self-confident and self-reliant. Since the past decade the number of working women has increased tremendously and has benefited the enterprises. Some studies show that irrespective of the medium a woman goes through they always provide quality in their work and showcase proper managerial skills. According to United Nations MDG Millennium Development Goals women empowerment should be one of the basic priorities of the nation to focus on. Hopefully the era of women empowerment will soon dig its root to the depth. Positively Affecting Various Sectors Today there are various sectors where women are substantially achieving more success compared to men. Women empowerment is not just about bestowing the feminine power it is also about exploring the possible benefits in various industries and enterprises where now a woman can liberally work without any restriction or hesitation. Considering the psychological parameters certain studies show that in the corporate world women have the zeal to prove themselves as they feel unappreciated in the corporates. This psychological phenomenon has boosted the working ability of the women and has also raised the bar for the opposite gender to compete with. Hence it can be considered as a blessing in disguise for both men and women working in enterprises. The concept of women empowerment is at the verge of changing the traditional mentality of the society. Previous issues related to the gender discrimination in enterprises will be dissolved eventually. Meanwhile many women welfare campaigns are being run with the objective of spreading the awareness of women empowerment in various nations. It can be expected that the future of total gender neutrality will soon be a reality rather than a distant dream. It’ s not just about the gender equality it’ s about everything. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 37

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Exceptional Educational and Infrastructural Facilities Coastal Carolina University is a dynamic public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway just minutes away from the resort area of Myrtle Beach South Carolina with a student population of more than 10600 and a full-time faculty and staff of more than 1200. The University offers 74 areas of study toward the baccalaureate degree 18 master’s degree programs two educational specialist degrees and a Ph.D. in marine science: coastal and marine systems science. The diverse student body interacts with a world-class faculty and they all enjoy a nationally competitive NCAA Division I athletic program an inspiring cultural calendar and a tradition of community interaction that is fueled by more than 160 student clubs and organizations. The nationally recognized Osher Lifelong Learning Institute housed at CCU offers an array of noncredit courses at locations throughout the Grand Strand. The University comprises of 115 main buildings on 633 acres land including the Coastal Science Center and the Burroughs Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies located on the East Campus and the General James Hackler Golf Course a public 18-hole golf facility adjacent to the campus. The University also offers courses and events at several satellite locations in the region. Coastal Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate master’s and doctoral degrees. Coastal Carolina University: Developing Students to be Responsible and Productive with a Global Perspective The university aims to make a difference in the greater community by leveraging the impact of women and their donations of time talent and resources. 40 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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Accomplished Alumni Coastal Carolina University’s history is rich with strong and impactful women who have helped build this University from the ground up. Some consummate alumni include Pat Singleton-Young ‘75 ‘78 who has been a vital advocate for student growth and multiculturalism at Coastal Carolina University—as well as an inspiration to hundreds of students. Thanks to the experiential learning she acquired at CCU Meg Carter is a young alumna who is living her dream by running her own sea glass jewelry company ‘Made by Meg’. Three-time USA Olympian Amber Campbell ‘04 finished her collegiate career as the most decorated student-athlete in CCU history. Some other notable alumni include Dustin Johnson the No. 1 golfer in the world Amber Campbell a three-time Olympian in the hammer throw Josh Norman starting cornerback for the Washington Redskins and Michael Kelly an Emmy Award nominated actor. Career Opportunities and Exposures Coastal Carolina embraces the teacher- scholar model and places primary emphasis on high-quality teaching and engaged learning and it supports faculty research creative activities and expert collaboration in the community state nation and world. This focus enables faculty and staff to mentor students in collaborative research creative opportunities and internships. To nurture this active learning community Coastal Carolina maintains a broad range of contemporary technologies programming support services and innovative course offerings and delivery methods. The result is alumni who are well prepared for professional careers or graduate programs in their chosen fields and who continue to be connected to Coastal Carolina. The University also has a robust study abroad program with options available for students to study abroad for as little as one week or for as long as a full academic year. The CCU Center for Global Engagement staff members are available to help students identify and apply for a study abroad program that best suits their academic and personal goals. CCU is one of the original groups of universities to sign on as a Generation Study Abroad Partner and this partnership brings additional opportunities to the students. Students are able to apply for study abroad funding participate in exchange programs and seek international internships. About the President David A. DeCenzo is the President of Coastal Carolina University a position he has held since May 7 2007. As president DeCenzo has implemented a comprehensive strategic planning process assured fiscal accountability through policy and practice and promoted assessment and transparency throughout the University. During his tenure the academic program has expanded from 39 to 74 undergraduate degree programs. DeCenzo began his tenure at Coastal Carolina University in 2002 when he became the Dean of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration a position he held until 2006 when he was named provost of the University. He was instrumental in the establishment of the MBA program in 2006. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 41

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Dr. Terri Howe is the Director of Career Services and Adjunct Professor at Texas AM University-Corpus Christi and has been a practicing Career Counselor for nearly two decades. She has a passion and interest in researching career options for marginalized or otherwise career challenged populations such as women military veterans and people with disabilities. About the Author Why and how women can be the face of tomorrow’s business leaders Astute Thoughts 42 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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he future face of business is a female one. T According to United Nations Women when more women work economies grow and an increase in a country’s female labor force will equal faster economic growth. Women have demonstrated the qualities of good leadership in whatever work setting or industry in which they found themselves long before acceptance as business leaders. While the glass ceiling is still firmly in place in many ways there are gleaming examples of women who possess these qualities and shine as models of how female leaders will help shape the face of tomorrow’s business world. Business analysts have made many lists of qualities and characteristics over the years attempting to understand what the profile of the future successful leader will look like. Qualities such as having a vision integrity and being collaborative have made these lists countless times and are considered critical to the future success of business leaders. In addition to these qualities choice of leadership style transformational or transactional is known to impact a company’s performance and consequently should be considered when trying to determine how the future of business will appear. It is a commonly held belief that vision is shaped from the top of an organization and permeates the entire company depending on the strength of the leader’s belief in the vision. Tomorrow’s leaders will need to drive the company towards this vision and at the same time be prepared to alter the vision to keep pace with consumer demands. Because women are historically good readers and quick learners they possess the ability to stay abreast of changes that can alter a company’s trajectory and consequently the vision. A great example of this is Chairman and CEO of General Motors GM Mary Barra’s vision to transform GM’s traditional offerings to keep pace with the future. In 2016 Barra took on electric car company Tesla by launching the Chevrolet Bolt EV with a battery that outlasts Tesla cars. This was a risky but calculated move that has reshaped the vision of GM and set the tone for future production. In order to steer a company towards a vision a tomorrow’s great business leader must lead with integrity. This involves being an ideal role model when others are watching and doing the right thing even when no one is looking. Leading with integrity will allow tomorrow’s leaders to avoid pitfalls such as the lack of transparency that have brought large corporations down. Women leaders such as Stephanie Buscemi COO for the cloud tech company Salesforce have been “walking the walk” and leading by example in a male- dominated industry. Knowing that her every move is being watched Buscemi intentionally seeks out challenging opportunities in cloud computing to resolve so she can exemplify integrity in action. Along with vision and integrity future leaders will drive business successfully forward by incorporating collaboration into the process. Working together to achieve a common goal is a time-honored practice that women in many industries have mastered to achieve exponentially better results versus the attempt to “go it alone.” Women like to share ideas and come up with solutions that are effective and benefit everyone involved. Collective organizations such as SheWorx encourage female entrepreneurs to work together on the same goals and propel their businesses forward making much greater gains than those who attempt sole enterprises and have no outside support. Participants in these collective endeavors have found success across the globe with co-founders Yin Li and Lisa Wang setting up programs in New York Los Angeles London Singapore and Tel Aviv. Besides these qualities another factor that will continue to shape the face of business is a leader’s style – whether it is transactional or transformational. Transactional style of leadership employs some sort of system of reward and punishment or discipline. In this type of work environment employees are motivated to perform in order to attain a reward e.g. bonus pay or additional time off or avoid negative consequences e.g. denying a time off request associated with not meeting one’s work goals. A leader utilizing a transformational style motivates workers by encouraging and inspiring employees. Transformational leaders tend to model exceptional behavior and work to help the employees understand and embrace the company’s vision. Women leaders gravitate to the transformational style because they tend to be relationship-oriented. Unlike men women are more likely to form strong interpersonal connections with subordinates that encourage higher levels of job performance. While there are many factors that will come into play to shape the face of tomorrow’s business leader considering these qualities and styles can provide perspective on how future business leaders could look. And adding the additional layer of how women embody these qualities and styles aids in bringing the picture into focus. There is no doubt that women who tend to possess high integrity create and share vision in a collaborative transformational way will contribute to the furtherance of good business practice. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 43

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Being a land-grant university Kansas State University has always worked to educate all people in a variety of disciplines. The University has continued this tradition of equality. The University’s Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering established in 2011 works to enhance the environment for girls and women interested in science technology engineering and mathematics. They have four programs to increase the participation retention and advancement of girls and women in STEM fields. ADV ANCE is for professional development of postdocs and faculty SUCCEED is for undergraduate and graduate students EXCITE is for high school students and GROW is for girls in 6-8 grades. Several of these programs started with funding from the National Science Foundation but were supported by the university after the grant period ended. The office also recognizes female faculty for academic achievements with Women of Distinction awards. Remarkable Academic and Infrastructural Facilities Kansas State University’s academic strengths include programs in food production and food systems bio-safety and security veterinary medicine engineering education and many more. The university also has a strong gender women and sexuality studies department which offers a major minor and graduate certificate. On the path toward becoming a Top 50 public research university Kansas State continues to actively embrace its land-grant heritage and adjust in a changing world. In the last five years the university has added or renovated more than 1 million square feet of space on the main campus to give classrooms research entertainment and living areas additional benefits. The university has a new College of Business Administration Building which was designed to mimic modern business offices and is complete with a large stock ticker. In addition the university has new or remodeled areas for the student union architecture residence hall and engineering — the latter includes the Textron Aviation Women in Engineering Conference room. Major Achievements and Accolades The university has repeatedly received high scores in many national rankings including Princeton Review and SmartAsset. Kansas State University is third in the nation for the best quality of life and sixth in the nation for most- loved colleges and happiest student according to the 2018 Princeton Review. According to the Wall Street Journal Kansas State University is No. 12 in the nation for improving students’ critical thinking skills. Highly Accomplished Alumni Kansas State University has several notable and accomplished alumni including Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol Carla Provost Emmy Award winning actor Eric Stonestreet and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and four-star General Richard Myers. Some notable women alumni include Geri Richmond a chemist presidential chair in science and professor of chemistry at the University of Oregon. She won the National Medal of Science in 2013 for a landmark discovery of the molecular characteristics of water. Mary Jo Myers is the current first lady of Kansas State University and a global humanitarian. Lynn Jenkins is a U.S. representative for the 2nd District of Kansas certified public accountant and former Kansas state treasurer. Kansas State University: Committed to Help Students find their Passion and Achieve their Goals The University aims to foster excellent teaching research and service that develop a highly skilled and educated citizenry necessary to advancing the well-being of Kansas the nation and the international community 46 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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Financial Assistance Kansas State University awards about 230 million in financial aid and an additional 36 million in scholarships every year. About seven out of every 10 students receive some form of financial assistance and the university employs several students for about 15 million toward student payroll. Career Opportunities The university’s Career Center works to promote career readiness. The center hosts a number of career fairs with the largest All-University Career Fair drawing in more than 300 employers. More than 7500 students attend one of the university’s fairs. The career readiness of students and strong recruiting interest from industry is part of the reason why 94 percent of last year’s graduating class was employed or enrolled in graduate education within six months of graduation. In addition they offer many services such as resume critiques and a free career closet for students who can’t afford business attire. Words of Trust “There’s just something about K-State. Ive heard it from students and parents as they take their first visit on campus alumni flying back for our first home game faculty and staff as they return to K-State year after year and of course current students who are the reason why it stays true. That “something” is the people who make this university not just a physical college campus but a feeling. An inexplicable feeling that people care about more than just themselves. When I think about who I am today it has been the people who have shaped my experiences the most. Fellow classmates and professors who have taken the time to invest in me and have shown me how to do the same with others. Administrators who give ownership of the university back to the students and students who match that with unparalleled work ethic and dedication to improving our campus. The people are what I have loved most about K-State and the memories with them are what I will carry with me after graduation.” -- Jordan Kiehl senior in industrial engineering from Fairway Kansas and student body president. “The greatest decision I could have made upon graduating high school was coming to K-State. The University has set a foundation not only for a great education experience but also in regards to personal growth and achievements for myself and so many others. The spirit of the farmers and pioneers who started Kansas State Agricultural College way back in 1863 is still felt today as the innovation and drive that they exhibited is reflected through students now at Kansas State University. This school has given me more opportunities than I could have even imagined as an incoming freshman and I am so immensely proud to be a Wildcat. Through being a member of Greek life to my college council and several clubs and of course Student Government my involvement has shaped me into who I am and brought incredible people into my life. My K-State experience has truly changed my life just as it has for so many others and will continue to do so for years to come.” -- Lacy Pitts senior in agricultural economic from Moundridge Kansas and student body vice president. About the President Richard Myers is the President of the University. He continues his predecessors’ support of two female empowerment groups: Women of K-State and President’s Commission for the Status of Women. In addition President Myers a four-star general and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has dedicated himself towards expanding the university’s fundraising to aid in support of research employment and scholarship. His leadership in this area comes at a time when higher education funding is decreasing across the nation. He and his wife Mary Jo have served as co-chairs for the KSU Foundation’s Innovation and Inspiration Campaign which successfully raised more than 1 billion. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 47

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Dynamic The of the 21st Century W omen of the 21st Century Dy Dy D n yn y The The T W o o W o W m m om o o m o of the 21st Cen W W hen women move forward the family moves the village moves and ultimately the nation moves forward”: Pandit Jawaharlal Former Prime Minister of India Today many women are in the top positions. They run their home in absence of a husband and manage the education of kids. Women of the 21st century have proven that leadership is not a matter of muscle it is a matter of mind. The quote saying “Behind the success of every man there is a woman” is really meaningful. She is the one who inspires us to take up effective roles in business entrepreneurship education and politics. A survey shows that women aspire to achieve leadership goals even after motherhood. They have set a benchmark which is not easy to achieve. “ Spotlight 48 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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Women have proven that they are also relevant and resourceful when it comes to the entrepreneurship. In this highly competitive world female entrepreneurship is gaining attention and is creating avenues of economic growth and development of new business. In today’s world women are facing exciting leadership opportunities and challenges. A woman leads inspires cares supports and encourages in difficult and in happy times. Women have proven their worth as supportive and cooperative leaders time and again. Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Women In this modern era women are performing extremely well as responsible ambitious and innovative entrepreneurs. They believe in making meaningful contributions for the betterment of the society. Women are working successfully in various sectors like eco-friendly technology biotechnology IT enabled enterprises event management tourism industry telecommunication herbal health care food fruits and vegetable processing floriculture and so on. Globally women are enhancing directing and changing the face of the business today. Female business owners are ultimately getting recognized for who they are what they do and how significantly they impact the global economy. Women have an amazing ability to transform every obstacle into an exciting opportunity. While tackling unavoidable challenges they have raised the belief and the respect for women to a very high level. Entrepreneurial Challenges for Women Competing with Men This world is no longer male dominated. The scenario is changing women are entering various sectors and are facing stiff competition from their male counterparts. Today one can see that few of organizations and firms are having female partners. Still many people are skeptic and have doubts on the capability of women whether she can lead an organization successfully. It has become a great challenge today for all women they are trying overcoming it firmly and smartly. The Need of a Viable Support Network According to a survey nearly 48 of female founders experienced that the lack of advisors and mentors are limiting their professional growth. Majority of the businesses are still dominated by men and it is difficult for women to elite business networks on their own blaze. This is because even today most of the businesses still ring true with the philosophy that ‘It’ s not what you know it’ s who you know.’ This can emerge as a huge challenge for women. Limited funding Funding is an extremely important part of starting any business. Equity funding for women-owned business can be hard to come by. This is because the vast majority of venture capitalists are males it could hint the fact that males are always willing to support the male business owners. Women who own and run the business get comparatively less funding than men and hence funding can be another challenge. Jenny Lefwurt Partner of Freestyle Capital says that—“At this position we women really need to move the needle forward in having more women partners into mentoring women who are more junior to come up in venture capital as well as getting more female founders to receive funding.” Work-life Balance According to Jass Lee Partner of Sequoia Capital lot many things are changing women are evolving and they are stepping out of their homes. They are capable of running massively successful companies. But women across the world are expected to play a crucial role in handling household and taking care of their family. Owning and running the business is matter of serious concern it takes many long hours. Still women maintain a healthy balance between their work and family life and proceed towards achieving bigger goals. Thus work-life balance is also one of the major challenges for women. Today every country boasts of a number of successful women entrepreneurs who have created a successful business across the world. However the journey has not been easy. Women can shine everywhere in the world including the corporate world only when their families and the society support them by changing their mindset. If a woman gets a little support in this developing era she will definitely leverage that support into brighter future for herself for her family and for her world as we all share. May this inspire all to preserve quests to excel and empower with knowledge. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 49

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University of Detroit founded in 1877 and Mercy College of Detroit founded in 1941 consolidated in 1990 to become University of Detroit Mercy the largest and most comprehensive Catholic University in Michigan. Sponsored by the Society of Jesus and the Religious Sisters of Mercy the University is committed to quality education service of faith promotion of justice and compassionate service to persons in need in order to establish future generations of st students as leaders in the 21 Century. The University offers more than 100 academic degrees and programs of study through their School of Architecture School of Dentistry School of Law College of Business Administration College of Engineering Science College of Liberal Arts Education and College of Health Professions. Women students make up 59 percent of the student body. Promoting Research and Empowering Women’s Education University of Detroit Mercy received two major grants designed to help improve the number of under-represented populations in the STEM fields. The first is a 21-million grant from the National Institutes of Health which provides training mentorship and other student support that would promote research as a career. The grant was received in 2015 to be shared among four institutions and with Detroit Mercy as the primary investigator. Since then two of the four institutions are no longer supported by the grant and Detroit Mercy has welcomed the students of those institutions to their campus. In 2017 the University received a five-year 476000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program which is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in the sciences and engineering in higher education. The University hired Megan Conrad Ph.D. as the Clare Boothe Luce Professor of Engineering. Her goals are to serve as a role model and recruiter of female Engineering students. As part of that she will also expand their Assistive/Biomedical Technology programming. Education and Infrastructure The University of Detroit Mercy comprises seven colleges and schools: School of Architecture College of Business Administration School of Dentistry College of Engineering Science College of Health Professions/McAuley School of Nursing School of Law and College of Liberal Arts Education. University of Detroit Mercy: Providing Quality Educational Experience that Extends Beyond Academics The University offers just the right balance of challenge support and hands-on experience to meet students’ educational goals. 50 Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018

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The University has three campuses in the city of Detroit namely The McNichols Campus The Riverfront Campus and The Corktown Campus. Aside from Detroit Mercy’s own campuses the University offers undergraduate graduate and certificate programs at Macomb University Center in Clinton Township Mich. and at the Wayne County Community College District WCCCD University Center in Harper Woods Mich. Detroit Mercy has also partnered with Aquinas College and St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Grand Rapids Mich. to offer a nursing pre- licensure program. A former campus at 8200 West Outer Drive in Detroit was home to Mercy College of Detroit from 1941 until consolidation in 1990. As part of University of Detroit Mercy the Outer Drive Campus hosted Detroit Mercy’s Dentistry Clinic starting in 1997 till 2003. Eventually the Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and Clinic moved to the Corktown Campus in January 2008. Distinguished Alumni Many notable alumni of the university are actors writers educators and judges. The University’s alumnae have won Tony Awards and have broken ground in traditionally male fields like finance accounting and engineering. They hold positions of substantial power in international businesses have helped change the face of health care in the United States and have become philanthropists and leaders in their fields and their communities. Some prominent alumni of the university include Marlena Peleo-Lazar Chief Creative Director for Mc Donalds Corporation and Rick Sylvain print and news media publicity director for Walt Disney World. Financial Assistance The university provides significant financial support to the students along with providing quality education and 97 percent of all full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. The university recently lowered its advertised annual tuition rate from 41000 a year to 28000 so more students would give a closer look to Detroit Mercy and see it as an option that is within their means. Career Opportunities and Exposures Detroit Mercy has one of the United States’ oldest co-op and internship programs and many academic programs have mandatory internships that have been set up with metro Detroit companies many in the auto industry. Their Architecture School maintains two unique study abroad programs in which students live in and study ancient cities in Europe. About the President of Detroit Mercy Dr. Antoine M. Garibaldi is the th 25 President of the University of Detroit Mercy. Recognized as a national scholar in higher education Garibaldi’s career spans more than 35 years as a tenured professor accomplished researcher and educational administrator. Prior to assuming his post at Detroit Mercy in 2011 he served for nine years as president of Gannon University in Erie Penn. Under his leadership the University has seen an increase in enrollment a stronger presence in metropolitan Detroit and a major boost in donations. He has built ties with the challenged neighborhoods surrounding the University’s three campuses to help them realize and capitalize on their potential. T R Education. Innovation. Success NOWLEDGEREVIEW T H E NOWLEDGEREVIEW April | 2018 51

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