Women’s Words of Wisdom Spotlight: Dr. Diana Doyle

Sara Mata

August 27, 2018

Please join us, Wednesday Oct. 24th at 7:30 p.m. at the conference hotel for the third 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 Wichita, KS, we will highlight them leading up to the conference. For our second installment, we are thrilled to share with you Dr. Diana Doyle.

Dr. Diana Doyle has been President of Arapahoe Community College (ACC) since April 2010 and has more than 41 years of progressive professional experience in higher education. Under her leadership at ACC, the college has opened a successful third campus, grown the online learning program to 23% of enrollments, increased student rates in graduation and transfer to four-year institutions, established a Veterans Services Center, established an Integrated Concept Child Development Center for Early Childhood Education, grown the Concurrent Enrollment program to over 4000 high school students, completed a multi-million dollar science facility project, and has begun construction on a new Collaboration Campus (fall 2019 opening) to provide students with seamless pathways from high school to associate degree to bachelor degree through partnerships with K-12, University, employers, and civic agencies. Additionally, ACC recently received recognition as a Top 100 Best Workplaces in Colorado and was nationally named a Top College for Adult Learners. Dr. Doyle was honored nationally by the community college honorary society, Phi Theta Kappa, with the Shirley B. Gordon President Award of Distinction, and she received the 2014 President of the Year Award from the State Student Advisory Council in recognition of her dedicated support and service to community college students in Colorado.

Prior to joining ACC, Dr. Doyle was the Executive Vice President of Learning & Student Affairs at the Community College of Denver, and twice served as Interim President at Western Nebraska Community College where she was the Vice President of Instruction & Student Services. Dr. Doyle’s professional career also includes leadership roles at Colorado School of Mines, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Illinois State University.  She was President of the national professional association NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education in 2008-2009.  In 2010 she received the NASPA Foundation Pillar of the Profession award for outstanding contributions to college student success.  Since 1997 Dr. Doyle has served in multiple roles for the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association (HLC-NCA), including service as a member of the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) and Peer Reviewer.  She currently serves on multiple local economic development and workforce councils.  Dr. Doyle earned her Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver and holds Bachelor and Master degrees from Illinois State University.

Join us in Wichita to hear Dr. Doyle and 3 additional incredible women at this year’s Women’s Words of Wisdom.  In addition, Dr. Doyle will be recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Region IV-W Presidential Excellence Award. Congratulations Dr. Doyle on this well-deserved award! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring her wisdom to this amazing event. Registration cost for this event is $15 per person which includes a drink ticket and dessert. Add to your registration prior to checking out!

If you have already registered and have applied payment, 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], Carla Stein [email protected] or Sara Mata [email protected].

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