Dr. Tracy Doyle graduates from the 2013 HERS Denver Summer Institute


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Dr. Tracy Doyle, Chair of the Department of Music at Adams State University recently graduated from the HERS Denver Summer Institute, held July 21 through August 4, 2013 at the University of Denver.

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 70 participants selected for this year's Institute represented 50 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."

Doyle, a professor of music, has been at Adams State since 2005. She has served as chair since 2009.

"The HERS Institute provided an intensive and comprehensive training that will allow me to better serve as a leader at Adams State University. I am proud to work at an institution that values diversity and supports women in leadership positions."

Over the years, HERS has prepared more than 4,300 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles. Today HERS Alumnae are active on more than 1,200 public and private campuses across the U.S., South Africa, Botswana, India, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Micronesia, and the Caribbean. More than 500 HERS alumnae now serve in senior level positions. For more information, visit HERS.