Women’s Words of Wisdom Dessert Reception

Sara Mata, WOW Coordinator

October 31, 2017

Please join us, Wednesday Nov 8th at 8 p.m. at Misty’s Restaurant (across the street from the conference hotel) for the second annual Women's Words of Wisdom Dessert Reception.

This event provides an opportunity for women in student affairs to socialize and hear from outstanding women in the field providing words of inspiration in the hopes of supporting our female colleagues at all levels of their career. Phenomenal women, we believe to be role models in the field, will provide a 5 minute prepared SA Speaks style presentation to participants about lessons learned, motivation, inspiration, or anything else she might feel would be beneficial in sharing with women as they make the journey of their career path. To showcase the women who will be speaking this year in Lincoln, NE, leading up to the conference we are highlighting Dr. Michele Smith.

Michele D. Smith, Ph.D., serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and as an Assistant Professor for the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program in the Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education Department in the College of Education at Missouri State University. Dr. Smith’s scholarship explores how mentoring and the intersections of race, gender and class both enhance and perpetuate the stratification of opportunities for women of color in the academic and administrative realms of higher education. Her research also aims to understand the intersections of race and gender in athletics focusing on African American men in the sports of football and basketball. She has taught diversity courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Sports Marketing at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has worked administratively in admissions & recruitment, academic advising, and accreditation. She teaches and advises students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Master’s program and serves as the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs with responsibilities for the areas of Multicultural Services, Multicultural Programs & Resource Centers, LGBTQ+ Resource Center, TRiO Programs, Access & Outreach Programs, and Transition & Support Programs.

Join us in Lincoln to hear Dr. Smith and others at this year’s Women’s Words of Wisdom. Registration cost for this event is $15 per person which includes a glass of wine and dessert. Add to your registration prior to checking out!

If you have already registered and have applied payment, please follow the instructions. Please contact [email protected] with your added session selection and it will be added to your existing registration.

For additional information feel free to contact Abby Vollmer [email protected] or Sara Mata [email protected].

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