Gender Studies and the...
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"A High Heel in the Door: 
         Lessons Learned from 
                Women College Presidents

       A Gender Studies Keynote Address by
                        Dr. Ann Marie Klotz
         Radford University VP for Student  Affairs
           Open to the Public ~ Admission is Free
Presentation Location & Time: 
    Location: Heth 022 ~ Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ~ Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 ~  Radford University, Radford, VA.
Presentation Overview1
"The history of women in higher education reflects a constant battle for access and equity. Although the number of post-secondary institutions steadily increased after Harvard University opened its doors in 1636, almost two hundred years would pass before women students were allowed at some institutions. In the last 50 years, the number of women graduating from four-year institutions has dramatically increased. The same delayed access for women students to gain admittance mirrors the challenges that women faculty and staff have seen in obtaining leadership roles within higher education. Despite enrollment numbers that indicate women students are enrolling and graduating at faster rates than their male counterparts, very few women attain the highest level of leadership within a university. Several reasons for this lack of representation include historical inequalities, stereotypical notions about women's leadership styles, the presence of a chilly climate on college campuses, and the male-dominated history of academia, which can impact the speed of advancement and professional options for women."
1DePaul University Doctorate Dissertation and Abstract ~ 2014
The Journey to the Top: Women's Paths to the University Presidency by Dr. Ann Marie Klotz
Background ~ Mentoring ~ Service ~ Awards 
As a first-generation college student from Detroit, MI Dr. Klotz is passionate about helping under-served students find personal and professional success through education. She is a frequent speaker, consultant, and trainer for universities and corporations on areas of leadership and development. She has served in multiple regional and national roles for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), most notably with the Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community. She is the recent recipient of the NASPA Region II Scott Goodnight Award for Outstanding Performance as a Dean. Personal and research interests include women’s career development, professional staff recruitment, developing on-line communities, personal branding, and first generation college students.  She is a Speaker, Consultant, Coach-trainer, and an adventure seeking, dedicated Distance Runner and Hiker.
   Dr. Ann Marie Klotz

   B.A. Political Science 
            Grand Valley State University 
   M.A. Student Affairs Administration
             Michigan State University
   M.A. Women & Gender Studies
             DePaul University
   Ed.D. Curriculum Studies / Educational
               Leadership ~ Depaul University 

   RU Contact Information
   Dr. Ann Marie Klotz
   Divison of Student Affairs  Radford University
   Radford, VA 24142
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