Women and Leadership in Higher EducationVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Drinks Reception 6:30pm
Oberlin College, founded in 1833, was the first college in the United States to admit students regardless of race, and the first to educate women and men together. President Carmen Twillie Ambar, the 15th President of Oberlin College and first African-American leader in its 184-year history, will share her views on women and leadership in American higher education. Power dynamics that disadvantage women, especially women of color, are nothing new. What is new in the United States is the opportunity to make progress because society’s collective consciousness has been elevated. There is more agreement than ever that there is a problem, and many male colleagues in higher education want to help. President Ambar will address this situation and examine the opportunity it presents to formulate a way forward.
Carmen Twillie Ambar is the 15th President of Oberlin College and the first African-American leader in the institution’s 184-year history. She previously served as President of Cedar Crest College, and was Vice President and Dean of Douglass College at Rutgers University, where she was the youngest dean in the university’s history. Before Rutgers, President Ambar served as Assistant Dean of Graduate Education at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Previously as an attorney, she worked in the New York City Law Department as an Assistant Corporation Counsel.
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