Two women from Tusculum College were among the featured program presenters at the October conference of Women in Higher Education in Tennessee (WHET) at Vanderbilt University.
Jacquelyn D. Elliott, vice president for enrollment management at Tusculum College, was the keynote luncheon speaker on Saturday. Her doctoral dissertation research on the history of the Office of Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education provided those in attendance with her well-received story of the women leaders in this office and their contributions to leadership in higher education.
Dr. Cindy Solomon, associate professor of education and chair of the master’s of arts in education human resource and development concentration for the college’s Graduate and Professional Studies program, presented one of the Friday professional development programs entitled “Lessons from the Ceiling – Leadership Lessons from Corporate American for Women in Higher Education.”
Solomon’s program was the result of an eight-woman panel, on which she was a participant. Each of the women worked in senior-level corporate positions and then transitioned to teaching and administrative roles in higher education in Ohio. They convened the panel at the invitation of Ohio University’s Symposium on Leadership in Higher Education to pass along the corporate challenges and “lessons” they learned and what they found most valuable for leadership in higher education.
In addition, Dr. Solomon is a member of the Board of Directors of WHET and part of the conference planning committee.