Women’s History Day 2016

Women’s Leadership Council Presents
Roles of Women in Academic Leadership, a panel discussion

February 18, 2016

Dr. Donne Kampel, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, will moderate a lively forum featuring Touro College New York’s top women executives: Nadja Graff, Vice President of the Division of Graduate Studies; Eva Spinelli-Sexter, Executive Administrative Dean and Vice President of NYSCAS (New York School of Career and Applied Studies); Marian Stoltz-Loike, Dean of Lander College for Women and Vice President of Online Education; and Sabra Brock, Interim Dean of the Graduate School of Business.

“This is a big event for us and I am thrilled about our program,” said Dean Kampel, founder of the WLC, and author of the book, Learning Leadership: Women Presidents of Colleges and Universities.  “The WLC is honored to have four academic administrators from diverse backgrounds −some have started in the corporate world, others have spent their entire careers in academia− making them particularly well-suited for a broad discussion of women in leadership in higher education,” said Dean Kampel.

The women will present overviews of their careers, touching on such topics as: advantages of role models and mentors, barriers to progress, and positive changes that have helped women move forward.

“From their unique career and life perspectives, our panelists will share their different beginnings and paths, and what they believe women of today –both Gen X’ers and Millennials− can expect on their journey through the academic pipeline,” said Dean Kampel.      

The program will also examine ongoing challenges in academia, asking why, for example, women represent 50 percent of student enrollment but only 24 percent of college presidencies.      

Launched in 2011, the goals of the WLC are to encourage and empower women to lead lives that are successful, personally satisfying, and rewarding. The WLC has sponsored a dozen events over the last three years that have addressed issues such as women and safety, finance, and the Holocaust, and have featured esteemed faculty and thought leaders from Touro’s Lander College for Women and the Graduate School of Business.

“These women are amazing,” said Dean Kampel of the guest speakers to appear at the March 8 event. They are our own leaders, people whom other women want to hear from,” she said, adding, “I don’t know of a woman who wouldn’t benefit from this special opportunity.”

The discussion is open to the entire Touro College campus community and will take place at 500 7th Ave. 4th floor, rooms 415/419. A light lunch will be served following the discussion. Space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Please RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 25 to marlen.perdomo@touro.edu, or call 212-463-0400 x5358.