Written by: Georgia Godfrey
Texas Tech University College of Human Sciences Senior Development Officer Dean Verner
Loehr represented the 19th District of Texas at the Business and Professional Women’s
Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.
She was nominated to attend the summit by U.S. Rep. Randy Neugebauer, who represents
the Lubbock area.
"Ms. Dean Verner Loehr is a consummate professional, as demonstrated through her work
and dedication. She truly exemplifies extraordinary character, making her a natural
leader. It was my honor to nominate Ms. Dean Verner Loehr, and I know that she will
represent Lubbock with great distinction, as well as serve as a role model for all
professional women leaders throughout the country," Neugebauer said.
The conference provided a forum for approximately 350 professional women from across
the country to discuss a range of policy issues with members of Congress, the Bush
Administration, and experts in the fields of health care, education and business.
"Dean is a leader in our college as well as in our community," said Linda Hoover,
dean of the College of Human Sciences. "We are proud of the work that she does to
enhance our college’s message and mission in the area. Dean is a great role model
for professional women everywhere and I know that she will more than adequately represent
the Lubbock area."
A host of congressional leaders joined prominent women to address the summit, including
keynote speaker U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao. Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep.
Kay Granger updated participants on legislative priorities in the 110th Congress,
followed by Sen. Richard Burr, who outlined plans for expanding access to affordable
health care. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, a summit co-sponsor, led a session on leadership
and innovation in the 21st century, and Sen. Johnny Isakson discussed legislative
proposals to secure America’s economy and housing industry. Sen. Lamar Alexander spoke
on initiatives to improve education and U.S. competitiveness. Participants also discussed
ideas to strengthen opportunities for entrepreneurs, and they engaged in question
and answer sessions following each panel.
The College of Human Sciences provides multidisciplinary education, research and service
focused on individuals, families, and their environments for the purpose of sustaining
and enhancing people’s lives.
CONTACT: Georgia Godfrey, coordinator for college development and external relations,
College of Human Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3263, or firstname.lastname@example.org.