Annual Conference – 2019 Schedule at a Glance

Georgia Association of Women in Higher Education and
the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network
2019 Annual Conference 

Georgia Institute of Technology
Historic Academy of Medicine
875 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
https://academy.gatech.edu/

Wednesday, February 27

8:45a GAWHE/ACE Women’s Network Executive Board Meeting

(Executive Board members and conference volunteers only)

The Green Room, Terrace Level
9:30-11:00a Registration Opens Rotunda, Upper Level
11:00a-12:00p Opening Session

Opening Remarks from the Georgia Association of Women in Higher Education (GAWHE)
Cynthia Boyd
President, GAWHE
Vice President for Enrollment Management & Marketing, Life University

Greetings
Martha Ann Todd
Deputy Commissioner, Adult & Technical Education, Technical College System of Georgia

Kim Lee
Vice President for Programs, GAWHE
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Albany Technical College

Welcome  and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Bud Peterson

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Keynote Speaker: Tricia Chastain
Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, University System of Georgia

Announcement of the 2019 Louise McBee Scholarship Winner
Felicia Tucker-Lively
Louise McBee Scholarship Committee Chair
Vice President, Professional Development Academy for Advancing Leadership

Announcements
Tonya Moore
Vice President for Communications and Outreach, GAWHE
Director of Career Services Center, Gordon State College

Theater, Upper Level
12:15-1:15p Networking Lunch

 

Magnolia, Terrace Level
1:30-3:30pm Storytelling Session 

Pearl Alexander
Executive Director, Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, Georgia Institute of Technology

Cheryl D. Cofield
Director, Inclusion & Engagement
Georgia Institute of Technology

Theater, Upper Level
3:30-4:00p Break  Rotunda, Upper Level
4:00-5:00p Concurrent Sessions Theater, Upper Level

Library, Upper Level

Crystal Dining Room, Upper Level

5:00-6:30p Special Reception
Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Rotunda, Upper Level

Thursday, February 28

7:15a Breakfast is served Crystal Dining Room, Upper Level
8:15-9:10a Greetings and Introduction of Speakers
Jennifer H. Stephens
State Chair, American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network
Deputy Chief of Staff, Georgia Gwinnett College

Welcome
Marie Gnage
ACE Women’s Network Liaison to Georgia
Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, Florida State College at Jacksonville

General Session
Federal Legislative Update

Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Fansmith
Director, Government Relations, Division of Government and Public Affairs
American Council on Education

Theater,  Upper Level
 9:10-10:00a General Session
Update on the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network

Keynote Speaker: Gailda Pitre Davis
Director, Leadership, American Council on Education

Theater,  Upper Level
10:00-10:30a Refreshments break Rotunda, Upper Level
10:30-11:00a GAWHE Business Meeting Theater,  Upper Level
11:00-11:45a General Session

Introduction of Speaker
Cynthia Boyd
President, GAWHE

Keynote Speaker: Susanna Baxter
President, Georgia Independent College Association

Theater,  Upper Level
11:45a-12:45p Networking Lunch
Optional: Table Topics
Magnolia, Terrace Level
1:00-2:00p Concurrent Sessions Theater, Upper Level

Library, Upper Level

Crystal Dining Room, Upper Level

2:15-3:15p Concurrent Sessions Theater, Upper Level

Library, Upper Level

Crystal Dining Room, Upper Level

3:15-3:45p Break with snacks available Rotunda, Upper Level
3:45-4:45p Concurrent Sessions Theater, Upper Level

Library, Upper Level

Crystal Dining Room, Upper Level

Dinner on your own

Friday, March 1

7:30-8:45a Breakfast is served Crystal Dining Room, Upper Level
9:00-10:15a Greetings & Introduction of Facilitator & Presidential Panel
Erika Gravett
Ed.D. candidate, Higher Education Leadership and Practice, University of North Georgia

Presidential Panel
Moderator: Wendy Wilson
VP for University Relations/Chief of Staff, Albany State UniversityPanelists:
Marion Frederick

President, Albany State University
Paul Jones
President, Fort Valley State University
Lorette Hoover
President, Columbus Technical College

Theater,  Upper Level
10:15-10:30a Beverage break Rotunda, Upper Level
10:30-11:30a Closing Session

Keynote Speaker: Yves Solomon Fernandez
President
Greenfield Community College
Greenfield, Massachusetts

Theater,  Upper Level
11:30a Conference Concludes

 

Boxed Lunches Available

 

Directions

From the North:
Interstate 75/85 South, Take Exit 249D towards US-78/US278/North Ave/Georgia Tech. Turn left on
North Ave. Turn left at the second cross street onto West Peachtree Street. Turn Right onto 7th
Street. Turn right in the parking lot behind the building.

From the South:
Interstate 75/85 North, Take Exit 249D for Spring Street toward US-19/US-29/W Peachtree St. Stay
straight onto Linden Ave. Turn left onto West Peachtree Street. Turn Right onto 7th Street. Turn
right in the parking lot behind the building.

From Stone Mountain (East Atlanta):
Highway 78 West becomes Ponce de Leon Ave. Follow Ponce de Leon (Highway 78 West). Turn right
onto West Peachtree Street. Turn Right onto 7th Street. Turn right in the parking lot behind the
building.

From Douglasville (West Atlanta):
Interstate 20 East. Merge on to Interstate 75/85 North via Exit 57 toward Chattanooga/Greenville.
Take Exit 249D for Spring Street toward US-19/US-29/W Peachtree St. Stay straight onto Linden
Ave. Turn left onto West Peachtree Street. Turn Right onto 7th Street. Turn right in the parking lot
behind the building.

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