UW-Parkside to host Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference

Published: October 20, 2020
By: UW-Parkside Marketing & Communications

SOMERS – UW-Parkside will host the 2020 Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) Conference on Thursday, October 22. The event will be held virtually via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Individual registration costs $50. Group registration options are also available. Event information and the registration link can be found here.

The conference will kick off with a keynote address by Dr. Sheronda Glass. Dr. Glass is a human resources executive and leader with a breadth of experience across multiple industries. She current serves as associate vice chancellor of human resources, diversity, equity, and inclusion for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Following the keynote address, Dr. Glass will host a session titled: “Resilience: A Moderator of Emotional Intelligence.”

Afterward, Kimberly Kane will host a session titled: “Communicating Effectively in Difficult times.” Kimberly Kane works directly with boards of directors, presidents, CEOs, legal and acquisition teams to help organizations navigate major changes and crises to be sure their organizations control the message and come out on top. She spent nearly 15 years as a journalist primarily reporting on developments in healthcare and public health. Her award-winning stories aired on CNN and NBC affiliates. Transitioning out of the media world, she spent time on the corporate side working in business development, communications and government affairs before starting Kane Communications Group.

Next, Dr. Janet Taylor will host a session titled: “Dealing with the Psychology of Chance.” Dr. Taylor is a Community Psychiatrist in Sarasota, Florida. She is on the frontline battling the emotional and economic impact of mental illness. She holds a M.D. from the University of Louisville, completed her psychiatric residency at New York Medical College and obtained an MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Dr. Taylor is also frequently featured on ABC “Good Morning America” and NBC “The Today Show” and CNN. She is a former host of the Discovery Health/OWN series, “Facing Trauma” and was the Guest Care Director for “The Jeremy Kyle Show”. Dr. Taylor is a frequent speaker on the impact of Racial Trauma and Racism, Antiracism and Conscious Allyship.

Dr. Shenita Brokenburr will host the first afternoon session titled: “COVID-19: Five Fundamental Shifts for Higher Education People Leaders.” Dr. Brokenburr is a higher education human resources executive, educator and executive coach with a broad breadth of experience across the academic enterprise. She currently serves as the senior associate vice president and system chief human resources officer for the University of Wisconsin System, which is one of the largest public higher education systems in the country, with 26 campuses and a statewide extension. Dr. Brokenburr holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Michigan State University, senior level certifications in human resources and a professional certified coach (PCC) designation through the International Coaching Federation. Dr. Brokenburr volunteers on several community and national boards and has also been inducted into the Society for Higher Education Human Resources Executives, which is an invitation only organization of distinguished higher education HR leaders.

The event will conclude with a Leadership Panel Discussion titled “Leading Through Reinvention,” featuring Dr. Shelly Mondeik, Dr. Christine Pharr, and UW-Parkside Chancellor Dr. Debbie Ford. Dr. Shelly Mondeik joined Mid-State Technical College in June 2017 and serves as the college’s sixth president. Dr. Christine Pharr became the president of Mount Mary University in 2017 and has over 26 years’ experience in higher education. As UW-Parkside chancellor, Dr. Debbie Ford is a strong believer in community engagement and building partnerships.


Media Contact:

Andrew Savagian
Communications Director
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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