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

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

(Executive Board members and conference volunteers only)

Crystal Dining Room, Level I
9:30-11:00am Registration is Open Lobby, Level II
11:00am-12:00pm Opening Session

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

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

Welcome from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Introduction of Keynote Speaker 

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

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

Theater Room, Level II
12:15-1:15pm Networking Lunch

Announcement of the 2019 Louise McBee Scholarship Winner

Felicia Tucker-Lively
Louise McBee Scholarship Committee Chair
Vice President, Professional Development, Academy for Advancing Leadership

Crystal Dining Room, Level I
1:30-3:30pm Story Telling Session 

Pearl Alexander, Executive Director, Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

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

Theater Room, Level II
3:30-4:00pm Break with snacks available General Area, Level I
4:00-5:00pm Concurrent Sessions Theater Room, Level II

Cottonwood Room, Level II

Library, Level II

6:30-8:00pm Special Reception
Heavy hors d’oeuvres

Thursday, February 28

7:15am Breakfast is served Crystal Dining Room, Level I
8:15-9:10am Greetings and Introduction of Speakers
Jennifer H. Stephens
State Chair, American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network
Deputy Chief of Staff, Georgia Gwinnett CollegeGeneral Session
Federal Legislative Update
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Fansmith
Director, Government Relations, Division of Government and Public Affairs
American Council on Education
Theater Room, Level II
 9:10-10:00am 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 Room, Level II
10:00-10:30am Refreshments break Lobby, Level II
10:30-11:00am GAWHE Business Meeting Theater Room, Level II
11:00-11:45am General Session

Introduction of Speaker
Cynthia Boyd
President, GAWHE

Keynote Speaker: Susanna Baxter
President, Georgia Independent College Association

Theater Room, Level II
11:45am-12:45pm Networking Lunch
Optional: Tabletop Sessions
Crystal Dining Room, Level I
1:00-2:00pm Concurrent Sessions Theater Room, Level II

Cottonwood Room, Level II

Library, Level II

2:15-3:15pm Concurrent Sessions Theater Room, Level II

Cottonwood Room, Level II

Library, Level II

3:15-3:45pm Break with snacks available Crystal Dining Room, Level I
4:00-5:00pm Concurrent Sessions Theater Room, Level II

Cottonwood Room, Level II

Library, Level II

Dinner on your own

Friday, March 1

7:30-8:45am Breakfast is served Crystal Dining Room, Level I
9:00-10:15am 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
Tina Anderson
President, Wiregrass Technical College
Theater Room, Level II
10:30-11:30am Closing Session

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

Theater Room, Level II
11:30am 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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