Baylor To Hold 2nd Annual Women's Leadership Summit

March 19, 2009

by Lauren Venegas, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

"Leadership for Tomorrow," the 2nd annual Baylor University Women's Leadership Summit featuring women leaders from faculty and staff at Baylor, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 21, in the Cashion Business Center in the Hankamer School of Business on the Baylor campus. The Leadership Summit is hosted by Multicultural Affairs and Student Activities with the Baylor Activities Council.

The goal of this summit is "to provide Baylor women with an understanding of the past accomplishments of women in our society and to inspire them to pursue their personal and professional dreams. By providing examples of strong women leaders from within the Baylor family, we hope to motivate women leaders of tomorrow."

Presenters include:

• Eileen M. Bentsen, MLIS, MA, Assistant Librarian

• Ramona Curtis, Director for Leader Development & Civic Engagement

• Dr. Mary Darden, Author of Beyond 2020:Envisioning the Future of Universities in America

• Dr. Jacqueline Dove, postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory

• Ester Flores, LMSW, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty member in the School of Social Work

• Dr. Leslie Hahner, Instructor in the Department of Communication Studies

• Tyler Horner, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

• Dr. Leah Jackson, Associate Dean of the Baylor Law School

• Rebecca Kennedy, Director for University Missions

• Dr. Karla Leeper, Chief of Staff to the President

• Emily Mills, author Radiant Bride & Co-Founder of

• Professor Kay Mueller, Director, Gender Studies Minor

• Dr. Elizabeth Palacios, Dean of Student Development

• Melissa Shehane, Associate Director, Leader Development & Civic Engagement

The Baylor Women's Leadership Summit is made possible by Baylor University Libraries, Baylor Law School, Campus Recreation, department of history, Department of Student Learning and Engagement, Office of the President and Office of the Vice President for Student Life.

Admission to the summit is free to all Baylor students, faculty and staff. To register and for more information, visit or call the department of Student Activities at (254) 710-2371.

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