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Vt. Women in Higher Education conference to be held March 22-23 at Killington Grand

March 22-23—KILLINGTON—“Women on Fire: Carrying the Torch” is the theme for the 2018 Vermont Women in Higher Education (VWHE) conference to be held at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel March 22-23. The annual VWHE conference brings together women working in colleges and universities throughout Vermont for professional development and networking.

This year VWHE will host a workshop on Thursday with Joanne Jastatt, Burlington career strategist and coach, which is titled “Burnout: How to Identify it and Ways to Prevent it.” Thursday will also include wellness workshop options, networking time, and dinner.

The panel presentation will return this year, moderated by Carrie Williams Howe, Ph.D., executive director of VHEC and VWHE executive board member. The guest panel of powerhouse women will include: Barbara Murphy, M.F.A., president emeritus of Johnson State College; Laurie Quinn, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president of academics at Champlain College; Sandra Affenito, Ph.D., provost and dean of faculty at Norwich University; and Annie Stevens, Ph.D., vice provost for student affairs, University of Vermont.

The VWHE conference includes 10 workshops on topics such as leadership, empowerment, networking, appreciative inquiry, revitalization, creative thinking, kindling the fire within, and making the most of our mistakes.

VWHE is sponsored by the American Council on Education’s Office of Women in Higher Education, based in Washington, D.C. VWHE celebrates its 40th year in 2018. VWHE works to foster connections among women in various sectors of higher education, promote women’s leadership and encourage and support women leaders of diverse backgrounds. This volunteer organization maintains an open membership policy and welcomes the participation of women from all levels of administration, staff and faculty. Visit for more information or to register for the conference.

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