Rebecca A. Kitchell, of Northford, director of residential student advocacy and educational partnerships at the University of New Haven, recently graduated from the HERS Wellesley Institute at Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Since 1978, the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College has annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education.
The 67 participants selected for this year's institute represented 56 institutions across the U.S. This year the institute special focused on "Women Leaders: Facing the Challenges as We Re-Invent Higher Education." Topics included "Understanding the Environment for Higher Education," "Planning and Leading Change in the Academy," "Managing and Investing Strategic Resources," "Engaging Individual and Institutional Diversity" and "Mapping Your Leadership Development."
Kitchell has been at the University of New Haven since 2003. She won the UNH President's Award for Service in December 2012 and the Staff Council Excellence in Student Service Award in April 2013.
Her participation in the HERS Wellesley Institute was sponsored by the Office of Residential Life.
The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide, and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II's highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.
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