Colorado School of Mines’ female academic and administrative faculty gathered April 10, 2017, to hear from colleagues who had attended the Academic Management Institute, part of the university’s efforts to develop more women leaders on campus.
The Academic and Administrative Women Faculty Joint Luncheon Meeting, organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, has been held every year since 2002. Mines has sent representatives to AMI since 1990. The institute brings together women in higher education throughout Colorado and Wyoming for presentations and workshops.
Faculty who attended this year’s Academic Management Institute were Jenifer Blacklock, teaching professor and assistant department head in mechanical engineering; Amy Clarke, associate professor of metallurgical and materials engineering; Lisa Goberis, director of student life business administration; and Tressa Ries, deputy controller.
“The goal of these meetings is to distribute knowledge about leadership and management to attendees by having the most recent AMI participants share what they’ve learned at the institute and discuss their AMI projects,” said Deb Lasich, associate vice president for diversity and inclusion. The meeting is also an opportunity to share good news as well as create a sense of community, she added.
About 75 faculty attended the event. Lia Franklin, executive assistant in Student Life, attended the institute last year and was selected as the AMI director for 2017-2018.
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