PASSHE leaders take part in BU’s Women’s History Month program

PASSHE leaders take part in BU’s Women’s History Month program

For Immediate Release

Date: March 14, 2005

BLOOMSBURG—Three female leaders in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will take part in the Women’s History Month panel discussion at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Tuesday, March 22.

Panelists Judy Hample, PASSHE’s chancellor; Madeline Wing Adler, president of West Chester University; and Jessica Kozloff, BU’s president, will participate in the discussion centering on the theme, “Women Changing America.” The discussion, sponsored by BU’s Commission on the Status of Women, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

The panelists will talk about the challenges and choices of leadership as they relate to women. Topics may include their journey to leadership and their vision for the future, particularly the growing power and influence of women in business, government and education. Each panelist also will field questions from the audience on women’s issues and university-related matters.

Gloria Cohen-Dion, chair of BU’s political science department, will introduce the panelists; BU senior Lisa Reynolds, a political science major from Pittsburgh, will serve as moderator.

- Judy Hample, PASSHE’s chancellor since August 2001, previously served as chancellor for the State University System of Florida. She has more than 20 years of experience as a faculty member and academic administrator at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Western Illinois University, Emporia State University in Kansas, Indiana State University and the University of Toledo in Ohio. Hample has published scholarly articles and presented research findings in the areas of history and communication. Among her professional activities, she serves as a board member on the American Council on Education Commission on Women in Higher Education.

- Madeline Wing Adler is in her 12th year as president of West Chester University. Prior to her appointment as WCU’s first woman president, she was the academic vice president at Framingham (Mass.) State College. Widely published in the areas of politics, public policy and urban affairs, she holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northwestern University and master’s and doctoral degrees in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Among her numerous awards, Adler was honored as the 2003 Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater West Chester.

- Jessica Kozloff, BU’s president since 1994, previously was vice president for academic and student affairs for the State Colleges of Colorado and held administrative positions at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. She taught undergraduate political science courses at the University of Nevada-Reno, Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the University of Northern Colorado and Metropolitan State College of Denver, and was a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Northern Colorado. An author, lecturer and consultant, she is active in a number of national organizations, currently serving as a commissioner of the Middle States Association Commission on Higher Education and a member of the board of directors of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

The March 22 panel discussion is open to the public free of charge. For information, contact Nawal Bonomo at (570) 389-4725.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.

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