Texas Women in Higher Education Holding Conference

The conference on Jan. 29 will focus on empowering women in higher education, the workforce, politics and more.

Katharine Hayhoe

Katharine Hayhoe

Registration is open for the Texas Women in Higher Education at Texas Tech University conference on Jan. 29.

Keynote speakers include Alessandra Corsi, an assistant professor of physics and National Science Foundation CAREER Grant recipient to study origins and reasons for gamma ray bursts; Katharine Hayhoe, an associate professor in public administration and director of the Climate Science Center; and Lee Ann Nutt, president of Lone Star College-Tomball and an alumna of Texas Tech.


Alessandra Corsi

Panel topics include “Who is a woman? Gender and academe in a new age;” “One size does not fit all: Finding voice in gender equity;” “Managing managing: Styles of leadership;” and “Mentoring the new Texas women: Students, staff and faculty.”


Lee Ann Nutt

Men and women are invited to the conference, which is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 29 at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center at 17th Street and University Avenue. Registration is available here and is open through Jan. 15.

Texas Women in Higher Education is a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing, advancing and supporting women working at colleges and universities throughout the state. 

College of
Arts & Sciences

The Texas Tech University College of Arts & Sciences was founded in 1925 as one of the university’s four original colleges.

Comprised of 15 departments, the College offers a wide variety of courses and programs in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics and natural sciences. Students can choose from 41 bachelor’s degree programs, 34 master’s degrees and 14 doctoral programs.

With just under 11,000 students enrolled, the College of Arts & Sciences is the largest college on the Texas Tech University campus.

In fall 2016, the college embarked upon its first capital campaign, Unmasking Innovation: The Campaign for Arts & Sciences. It focuses on five critical areas of need: attracting and retaining top faculty, enhancing infrastructure, recruiting high-potential students, undergraduate research and growing the Dean’s Fund for Excellence.