Dr. Linda Walters Furthers Her Education

Dr. Walters_editedDr. Linda Walters, Pegasus Professor of biology and director of the Center for Success of Women Faculty at UCF recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, held June 22 – July 6, 2013 at Bryn Mawr College.

Since 1978, the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College has annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education.

The 67 participants selected for this year’s Institute represented 63 institutions across the U.S. Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the Institute had a special focus this year on “Women Leaders: Facing the Challenges as We Re-Invent Higher Education.” Topics studied included “Understanding the Environment for Higher Education,” “Planning & Leading Change in the Academy,” “Managing & Investing Strategic Resources,” “Engaging Individual & Institutional Diversity,” and “Mapping Your Leadership Development.”

Dr. Walters has been at UCF since 1997, serving as director of the UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty since May of this year.  She was recognized as a Pegasus Professor, UCF’s highest faculty honor, in 2012 and has received numerous awards locally, regionally and nationally for her coastal and estuarine research as well as excellence in teaching.

For more information about HERS, visit www.hersnet.org.

For more information about Bryn Mawr College, visit www.brynmawr.edu.

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