Teresa A. Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry, recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, held June 18-July 2 at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. The Summer Institute, a 35-year partnership between Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), is a residential professional development program dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration.
Dolan joined the university in 1989 and has served as dean of the College of Dentistry since 2003. Her participation in the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institution was sponsored by UF Provost Joe Glover, Ph.D.
“The program was very valuable in terms of its leadership development and also the impressive mix of participants from across the country. The different backgrounds and perspectives added depth and insight to the curriculum and helped add an extra dimension to what was already a great experience,” Dolan said.
The 72 participants selected for this year’s Summer Institute represented 59 institutions from 23 states across the U.S. They included vice presidents, vice provosts, associate vice chancellors, as well as deans, directors and chairs of academic and administrative departments. The broad range of experience across disciplines, sectors and positions offered a unique environment to evaluate critical issues confronting higher education today.
Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the Summer Institute had a special focus this year on “Women’s Leadership in Times of Crisis: Leveraging Our Responses for Institutional Renewal.” Over 31 senior officers from colleges and universities, national organizations, and accrediting associations – many HERS alumnae or board members – served as faculty.
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