Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows Program

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Georgia College's Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows Program was established in 2019 to provide a carefully selected group of current faculty with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education, specifically with a focus on issues women face in academic administration.

This year’s program will begin in Fall 2021 and will run through May 2022. Fellows will attend monthly meetings where they will learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers.

The Women’s Leadership Faculty Fellows Program is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs and facilitated by Dr. Holley Roberts, Interim Associate Provost and Director of The Graduate School and Dr. Mandy Jarriel, Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance.

Questions about the program may be directed to Drs. Roberts or Jarriel at holley.roberts@gcsu.edu or mandy.jarriel@gcsu.edu.

Special Events/Speakers

Date: January 29, 2021
Session 2: Presidential Leadership in Time of Crisis
Time: 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Virtual
Speaker: Dr. Kelli Brown, Chancellor, Western Carolina University (bio)

Date: Friday, February 12, 2021 
Session 3: Women Leadership -Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Time: 3:00pm- 4:30pm
Location: Virtual
Facilitator(s): Chief Information Officer, Susan Kerr, Georgia College (bio)

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Optional Activity: Academic Leadership Team Meeting
Time: 2:00-4:00
Location: Virtual- WebEx login forthcoming from Provost's Office

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Women’s Leadership Conference - Leading Change: Passion To Action! 
Time: 1:00-5:00
Location: Virtual

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Session 4: Financial Literacy in Higher Education  
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual
Facilitator(s): Susan Allen, Vice President for Finance and Administration (bio)

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Session 5: Promoting Inclusive Excellence and Diversity through Allyship
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Virtual
Facilitator(s):  Qiana Wilson, Director & Title IX Coordinator of UGA’s Equal Opportunity Office (bio)

Date: Monday August 2 through Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Retreat (Agenda forthcoming)
Time: TBD
Location: Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
Facilitator(s): TBD


Date: November 12
2020-2021 Kickoff:  Introductory Gathering and Lessons Learned as a Leader 
Time: 5:30
Location: Virtual
Speakers: President Dorman and Provost Spirou

2020 Class of Georgia College Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows

Dr. Carrie Cook, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Liz Speelman, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Amy Sumpter, Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Flaherty, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Josie Doss, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Renee Fontenot, College of Business

2019 Inaugural Class of Georgia College Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows
  • Jolene Cole, Associate Professor of Library Science, Ina Dillard Russell Library
  • Dr. Nicole DeClouette, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Dr. Mandy Jarriel, Associate Professor and Athletic Training Program Director, College of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kasey Karen, Associate Professor and Biology Program Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Juan Ling, Professor of Management, College of Business
  • Dr. Theresa Magpuri-Lavell, Executive Director of the Sandra Dungan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy