2018 conference, award recipients

The 2018 annual Michigan ACE Women’s Network conference, “Make a Difference: Leading In A Climate Of Change,” was held June 4-5 in Lansing.

Mona Hanna-Attisha

Mona Hanna-Attisha

Speakers were Mona Hanna-Attisha, the doctor who exposed the dangerous levels of lead in Flint’s drinking water; Beverly Walker-Griffea, president of Mott Community College; Judith S. White, retired president and executive director of Higher Education Resource Services; and Kathy Beauregard, athletic director for Western Michigan University.

Leadership panelists with state chair Claudia Douglass as moderator.

Leadership panelists with state chair Claudia Douglass as moderator.

Leadership panelists discussed “Leading in a Climate of Change.” They were Maria Davis, provost and dean of Olivet College; Beverly Walker-Griffea, president of Mott Community College; Christine Hammond, president of Mid Michigan Community College; and Virinder Moudgil, president and CEO of Lawrence Technological University.

Introduced at the annual dinner, Public Policy Pioneers were Cora Reynolds Anderson (1882-1950) and Charline Rainey White (1920–1959).

Recipients of the Distinguished Woman in Higher Education awards were Cindy Allen, vice president for Administration and Human Resources at Jackson College, and Olukemi (Kemi) Fadayomi, professor of biology at Ferris State University.

The co-IRs from Eastern Michigan University, Colleen Croxall and Chiara Hensley, were named Outstanding IR recipients.