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UWHEN 2017 Leadership Conference: Defining (Y)Our Space

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Utah State University Eastern

451 East 400 North

Price, UT 84501

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Join us for our the 2017 Utah Women in Higher Education Network Leadership Conference. The program features dozens of exceptional presenters, inspiring keynotes, and applicable learning for your role in higher education - as faculty, staff, or administrator! Check out the pre- and post-conference events, too, and make it a destination conference!

  • March 4-April 3 Registration - $45 Members/$55 Non-Members
  • Registration closes April 4.

4.7.17 Conference Schedule

8:30-9AM Check-In & Breakfast

9-9:50AM Welcome & Morning Keynote Presentation

  • Dr. Jessica Egbert, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, UWHEN 2016-2017 Chair
  • Dr. Kristin Matthews, Brigham Young University - Authoring Your Story/Leading Your Life

9:50-10AM Break

10-10:50AM Breakout Sessions

  • A1. Title IX & You – Ms. Melanie Jenkins, Snow College (Panel Facilitator); Ms. Julie Freestone, Westminster College; Ms. Stephanie McClure, Weber State University; Ms. Raquel Petersen, Utah State University; Ms. Staci Taylor, Snow College
  • B1. Black Women in the Utah Educational Space – Dr. Deirdre Tyler, Salt Lake Community College
  • C1. Unleash the Leader: There is a Leader in All of Us – Mr. Stan Prueitt, LDS Church
  • D1. Overcoming Subtle Messaging of Exclusion: Empowering Women in STEM Degrees & Careers – Dr. Lynn Thackeray, Utah Valley University

10:50-11AM Break

11-11:50AM Breakout Sessions

  • A2. Your Future is Now: Preparing for New Spaces – Ms. Mary Anne Berzins, University of Utah (Panel Facilitator); Dr. Jessica Egbert, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions; Dr. Kari Ellingson, University of Utah; Dr. Elizabeth Hitch, Utah System of Higher Education; Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Southern Utah University; Ms. Anjali Pai, Salt Lake Community College
  • B2. Stuff Happens: Defining (Y)Our Space in Leadership by Bouncing Forward with Resilience – Dr. Carole Grady, Utah State University
  • C2. Overcoming Reality & Culture Shock as a New Faculty Member – Ms. Carolyn Scheese & Dr. Jenneth Doria, University of Utah
  • D2. Navigating Networking: What You Needed to Know, But Were Never Told – Ms. Jacqueline Russell & Ms. Jennifer Sorenson, Southern Utah University

11:50AM-12PM Break

12-1:20PM Luncheon Keynote Presentation & Presidential Sponsor Recognition

  • President Deneece Huftalin, Salt Lake Community College, 2014-2017 UWHEN Presidential Sponsor - Turn Up the Yes!
  • UWHEN Presidential Sponsorship Recognition
  • President Richard Williams, Dixie State University, 2017-2020 UWHEN Presidential Sponsor - Comments from New Presidential Sponsor

1:20-1:30PM Break

1:30-2:20PM Breakout Sessions

  • A3. Becoming a Champion: Mentorship and Achievement in Higher Ed – Dr. Jenn Gibbs, University of Utah; Ms. April Townsend, Salt Lake County Library Services; Ms. Sylvia Bradshaw, Dixie State University
  • B3. Improv for Women Professionals – Dr. Maura Hahnenberger, Salt Lake Community College
  • C3. Leadership Behaviors that Transcend Discipline and Job Title – Ms. Mary Anne Berzins, University of Utah
  • D3. The Space to Create: An Introduction to Human-Centered Design – Dr. Cynthia Wong & Mr. Brayden Cutler, Utah Valley University

2:20-2:30PM Break

2:30-3:30 Afternoon Keynote Presentation & Closing Remarks

  • Ms. Sophia M. DiCaro, Former Utah State Representative & Chief Compliance Officer of The Cynosure Group – Campers, Climbers, & Quitters
  • Ms. Anjali Pai, Salt Lake Community College, UWHEN 2017-2018 Chair

UWHEN Hotel Deals


  • Holiday Inn, 435.637.7700 ($99)
  • Ramada, 435.637.8880 ($69)
  • Quality Inn, 435.637.5660 ($79)
  • Greenwell Inn, 435.637.352 ($59)
  • National 9, 844.699.7679 ($39.95)

Pre-Conference Event

UWHEN Private Tour of Prehistoric Museum

Thursday, April 6, 7PM (155 East Main Street, Price)

Tour the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum, a world-class museum featuring dinosaur bones from over 180 creatures. Three billion years in the making, the museum features both a paleontology & an anthropology wing. In this private tour, curator Dr. Tim Riley will discuss the history of Nine-Mile Canyon, the world’s longest art gallery!Event is free of charge. Bring your family!


Post-Conference Events

What a Woman Wants Expo

Friday, April 7 4-10PM (Tuscan Event Center, 23 E 100 N, Price)

The Expo, which features a variety of activities & vendors, will open for UWHEN attendees one hour early (4PM). Your UWHEN registration gets you free admission to the event, which is also a scholarship fundraiser for Utah State University—Eastern students. (If you’re heading home Friday evening, consider swinging by the Expo on your way out of town!)

UWHEN Private Guided Tour of Nine-Mile Canyon

Saturday, April 8 9AM-4PM

Join us for a private guided tour of Nine-Mile Canyon, including a Dutch oven lunch! Transportation is provided & all are welcomed to participate. $65 per person (or $55 per person if providing own transportation). For more information or reservations, contact Carbon County Recreation at 435.636.3702.

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