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Women’s Roundtable seeks applicants for 2023-24 administrative leadership development series


The inaugural cohort of the women's administrative leadership series in Fall 2023
The inaugural cohort of the Women's Roundtable administrative leadership development series.
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The Women’s Roundtable is in search of applicants for the second cohort of the administrative leadership development series. The program is designed to create pathways for women from historically marginalized populations to executive or senior-level positions in higher education and is open to anyone interested in this topic.

“My participation in the Women’s Roundtable leadership series has been nothing short of transformative,” says Jaquetta Ross, a member of the inaugural cohort and staff member in the Center for Student Leadership and Engagement. “As a fairly new employee at Clemson, I was nervous about finding community. The trainings, authentic conversations, vulnerability and leadership challenges have given me the roadmap for moving from potential to purpose. I am grateful for both the relationships and perspectives gained as part of this powerful program and look forward to continuing to grow in community with these amazing women.”

Natasha Croom
Natasha Croom, associate dean of the Graduate School, is a member of the inaugural cohort.

The 2023-24 administrative leadership development series begins Nov. 9 with a required full-day retreat. It includes six lunch and learn sessions, community-building activities, executive coaching access and a formal presentation opportunity at the 2024 Women’s Roundtable event.

Applications are open to full-time employees who serve in associate director level (and above) staff and tenure-track (and above) faculty. Applications are being accepted through 5 p.m. on Oct. 12.

The series is co-facilitated by Assistant Vice President and Senior Associate Dean of Students Kimberly Poole and Associate Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Inclusion and Equity Kendra Stewart-Tillman.

“This initiative has been restorative, informative, caring and supportive,” says Natasha Croom, associate dean of the Graduate School. “The relationships that have been cultivated in this group are immeasurable. Learning with and from these women and getting to know who they are as people and professionals—their lives and aspirations, fears and loves—has created a deeper and more substantive network across campus. I’m grateful for the opportunity and support provided by Dr. Poole and Dr. Stewart-Tillman, who have been wonderful leading us in this endeavor.”

Interested faculty and staff are encouraged to submit an application or visit the series overview for more information.