Hiram College President Lori Varlotta, Ph.D., spoke about advancement and career growth on a presidential panel at the ACE Women’s Network conference for women in higher education.
Through conferences, workshops and other resources, The ACE Women’s Network supports improving the status of women on campuses and throughout higher education. This year’s Ohio conference, which took place Nov. 6, 2015, at Cuyahoga Community College, was themed: “Advancing a New Legacy for Women: The Urgent Agenda to Move the Needle.”
“The greatest potential for women in higher education is that of being a change agent,” Dr. Varlotta said.
She encouraged conference attendees to find an institution that aligns with their own personal missions and values and to know themselves well.
“What are the one or two things that sustain you as a leader?” she asked. “Know your line in the sand. Don’t give up those things that sustain you.”
About 300 people attended Friday’s conference. Bonnie Coe, Ph.D., president of Central Ohio Technical College; Sister Christine DeVinne, Ph.D., president of Ursuline College; and Terri Pope, Ph.D., president of Tri-C’s Westshore Campus; also spoke on the presidential panel.
Dr. Varlotta became Hiram College’s first female president on July 1, 2014.