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NEW CLAIRE R. SCHMIELER LEADERSHIP
INSTITUTE SETS FIRST FORMAL PROGRAM
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –Dr. Carol
Matteson, president of Mount Ida College and a former assistant to
the president at Slippery Rock University, will lecture on "The
Many Faces of Leadership" when the newly formed Claire R. Schmieler
leadership Institute for Professional Women holds its inaugural
program Nov. 21.
visit opens in the Russell Wright Alumni House with a 3 p.m.
reception followed by her address at
4 p.m. A question-and-answer will conclude the
Mount Ida’s president in 2000, Matteson has formerly served
as executive vice president and provost at Rowan University. She
had also served in numerous leadership positions, including provost
and vice president for academic affairs at Bloomsburg University
where she had also held the post of dean of the College of
Business. She was named a Distinguished Educator in Pennsylvania.
She earned her doctorate in business administration from the
University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the board of directors
of the Newton-Needham Chamber of commerce and the Association of
Independent Colleges and Universities of
The Schmieler Leadership
Institute is designed in honor of the legacy of support given and
received by Mrs. Schmieler during her more than 30 years at
SRU’s McLachlan Student Health Center and in the Office of
Student Life. Its purpose is to prepare women for leadership
roles at SRU and in the larger arena of higher education.
Information and training related to effective communication
and interpersonal skills, fiscal management and other business
processes, as well as overall development in navigating the
socio-political waters of higher education administration will be
provided in a ongoing series of
institute was developed from a financial gift from Schmieler and
her husband, Bob. It is coordinated by the Human Resources
and Diversity Division at the university, which includes work in
addressing the professional development needs of women,
specifically those related to preparation for increased leadership
responsibility at The Rock. Funding for the institute is
provided by the division and the Slippery Rock University
Member of the
institution’s advisory board members are Dr.
Renay Scales, assistant vice president of human resources and
diversity, Dr. Jace Condravy, professor of English, DaNine Fleming,
director of the Office of Intercultural Programs, and Jodi Solito,
director of the SRU Women’s Center, with Mrs. Schmieler
serving as an ex-officio member.
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