Margaret Doell graduates from the 2010 HERS Denver Institute


Margaret Doell, Department Chair and Professor of Art at Adams State College, recently graduated from the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at the University of Denver.

She participated in the institute Aug. 1-7, Sept. 9-11 and Oct. 21-23. Since 2007, the HERS Institute has annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education.

Margaret Doell, professor and chair of the art department

Margaret Doell, professor and chair of the art department

The 55 participants selected for this year's Institute represented 46 institutions across the U.S. Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the Institute had a special focus this year on "Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis: Leveraging Our Responses for Institutional Renewal." Topics studied included "Understanding Our New Economic Environment," "Planning Our Strategies beyond Recovery," "Empowering and Sustaining Leadership," and more.

Doell has been at Adams State College since 1996, serving as Department Chair since 2003. She was Interim Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs from 2006-2007. Doell has exhibited her artwork across the Unites States and Canada. Her recent achievements include solo exhibitions in Alamosa, Colo. and Altona, Manitoba, Canada. She has also been involved in a wide array of committee work at Adams State College, including the Academic Council, Curriculum Review Committee, General Education Coordinating Committee, and the Faculty Handbook Committee, to name a few.

Doell earned her BFA from the University of Manitoba and her MFA from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She received the J.W. McConnell Fellowships while at Concordia and became an inaugural member of the J.W. McConnell Society of Fellows, Montreal chapter in 2009.

Her participation in the HERS Denver Institute was sponsored by Adams State College. She is the first HERS alum from ASC.

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