Texas Tech University

Texas Women in Higher Education Holding Conference

Heidi Toth

January 7, 2016

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.