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Calvert Completes the 2010 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute

Dr. Sandy Calvert, associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences, recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, held June 18-July 2 at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 

The Summer Institute, a 35-year partnership between Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), is the premier residential professional development program dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration.

Calvert said, “Participating in the HERS Summer Institute provided opportunities to learn from senior women leaders and higher education scholars. The curriculum aided in my development of knowledge, skills and perspectives for achieving institutional priorities and maximizing institutional resources. It was a wonderful learning experience, and I appreciate the opportunity to network with other women administrators across the U.S."

The 72 participants selected for this year’s summer institute represented 34 institutions from 24 states across the U.S. They included vice presidents, vice provosts, associate vice chancellors, as well as deans, directors and chairs of academic and administrative departments. The broad range of experiences across disciplines, sectors and positions offered a unique environment to evaluate critical issues confronting higher education today.

Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the summer institute had a special focus this year on “Women’s Leadership in Times of Crisis: Leveraging Our Responses for Institutional Renewal.”  Over 30 senior officers from colleges and universities, national organizations, and accrediting associations – many HERS alumnae or board members – served as faculty.  In addition, the group spent a day in Washington, D.C., discussing policy issues and programs initiatives with senior staff of the American Council of Education (ACE). 

Calvert has been at ONU since 1994, serving as associate dean since 2007.  She was previously associate director of admissions, assistant to the dean, and assistant dean. Calvert received her undergraduate degree from Ohio Northern University, her master’s degree from the University of Dayton, and her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo. 

Her participation in the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institution was sponsored by the Office of the President at Ohio Northern University, as well as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Calvert is the first woman at Ohio Northern University to have been selected to participate in HERS Institutes at Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College or the University of Denver.

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