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International Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit Coming to CSUSB

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By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– In partnership with the University of California, Riverside, Cal State San Bernardino will welcome a group of women in academia to the International Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit for a panel presentation, roundtable discussion and campus tour on Wednesday, June 6, at the CSUSB Yasuda Center.

Attendees include 19 women from 12 different countries, nine domestic participants from the University of California system and other higher education institutions, as well as several CSUSB members.

The international attendees include:

Rohina Amiri from USAID Project in Afghanistan;
Diah Ariani Arimbi from Airlangga University in Indonesia;
Suzanne Azar from Lebanese University in Lebanon;
Kefah Barham from An-Najah National University in Palestine;
SiSi Hla Bu from Pathein University in Myanmar;
Stephanie Gilbert from The University of Newcastle/Fulbright Fellow in Australia;
Catherine A. Odora Hoppers from the University of South Africa;
Maria Lucero Soler Lopez from ECCI Universidad in Colombia;
Salma Nazar Khan from Fatima Jinnah Women University in Pakistan;
Omar Kyaw from the University of Yangon in Myanmar;
Drusilla Makworo from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya;
Koleka Mlisana from the University of KwaZulu-Natal – National Health Laboratory Services in South Africa;
Mafalda Mussengue from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique;
Marlene Najjar from Lebanese University in Lebanon;
Margaret Oloko from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya;
Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu from Hasanuddin University in Indonesia;
Sarwet Rasul from Fatima Jinnah Women University in Pakistan;
Aye Aye Tun from Bago University in Myanmar; and
Fredah Wanza from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.
The domestic participants include:

Felecia Garrett from the University of California, Riverside;
Heidi Hardt from the University of California, Irvine;
Suzanne Hickey from the University of California, Riverside;
Kathleen Kuehnast from the United States Institute of Peace;
Shelby Lewis Bu from Clark Atlanta University;
Beverly Lindsay from the University of California, Riverside;
Yolanda Moses from the University of California, Riverside;
Linda Perkins from Claremont Graduate University; and
Melanne Verveer from Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
The panel discussion will include Shari McMahan, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs; Diane Podolske, director of the Office of Community Engagement; Terry Ballman, dean of the College of Arts and Letters; and Cherstin Lyon, history professor, faculty associate of the Faculty Center for Excellence and the recent winner of CSUSB’s Outstanding Professor Award and Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.

The roundtable discussion will be moderated by Tatiana Karmanova, dean of the College of Extended Learning, and will include Clare Weber, deputy provost of Academic Programs; Alysson Satterlund, associate vice president of Student Affairs and dean of students; Olivia Rosas, associate vice president of Enrollment Management; Jill Vassilakos-Long, coordinator of Special Collections/Archives; and Dorota Huizinga, associate provost for research, and dean of Graduate Studies.

The International Women in Higher Education Leadership Summit is sponsored in part by the Ford Foundation grant, “Women and University Leadership in Post-Conflict and Transitional Societies.”

To learn more about the Ford Foundation, visit its website at fordfoundation.org.

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