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Early Registration Deadline for National Conference on Succeeding as Women in Higher Education

The Oct. 1 deadline is approaching to register at a discounted, $125 rate for SUNY Cortland's "Succeeding as Women in Higher Education" conference from Friday, Oct. 23-Sunday, Oct. 25, at the College.

Admission for those who pre-register after Oct. 1 will be $140.

Presented by the College's Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, the conference organizers recently added to the list of speakers SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who will give an address during a reception in her honor.

The conference will include among its plenary speakers Lisa Marsh Ryerson, president of Wells College, and Deborah L. Sydow, president of Onondaga Community College.  

Keynote speaker Sarah Fenstermaker, a professor in the Sociology Department at University of California, Santa Barbara, has written extensively about gender inequality. She will speak at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Conference speakers will explore, through presentations, workshops, and artistic presentations, essential questions concerning the reasons women are not in leadership positions in higher education. They will discuss: the institutional practices that exist to support, enhance, and cultivate gender equity in higher education; the values that impede or promote women in leadership positions; and the attributes or credentials that are required for women in leadership positions.

Philosophy Professor Mechthild Nagel, who chairs the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), organized the conference.

The full schedule, registration form and a complete list of sponsors, is available on the conference Web site. For more information, contact the conference at or the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies at (607) 753-5784.