On June 1, 2020, the MI-ACE Women’s Network launched the “Advancing Women Engagement Plan” to address the need to stay engaged and connected during the pandemic when face-to-face activities were suspended. The goal of that plan was to build a calendar of “virtual” events and engagement opportunities for members from June through December. As we enter June 2021, we will celebrate one year operating under that plan and some really amazing things have happened.
Part of that plan was the launch of the “Mentoring Mondays” website posts, and we have shared many wonderful leadership and career building tips and strategies over this past year. As we close the month of May, our “recognition month,” we would like to give thanks to the Network’s Executive Board for their bold and innovative leadership during a time of uncertainty.
2020-2021 Executive Board
Dr. Kimberly Hurns, State Chair
Lennetta B. Coney, Chair, Membership Committee
Dr. Reva Curry, Co-Chair, Institutional Representatives Committee
Dr. Claudia Douglass, Past State Chair
Dr. Deveta Gardner
Dr. Nancy M. Giardina
Marlanna Landeros, Co-Chair, Women of Color Collaborative
Dr. Stephanie Lee, Co-Chair, Women of Color Collaborative
Dr. Linda Logan, State Chair-Elect
Dr. Rhonda Longworth, Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee
Dr. Amy Mansfield Leah Monger, Co-Chair, Institutional Representatives Committee
Dr. Mamiko Reeves, Chair, Distinguished Women Leadership Award Committee
Dr. Mary Jo Sekelsky, Treasurer
Dr. Connie Tingson-Gatuz, Chair, Annual Conference Committee Emerita Members
Dr. Diane Anderson
Nancy L. Barker, Secretary
Deborah Z. Bloom
Dr. MaryLee Davis
Dr. Lynette Findley
Martha J. Grier, Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee
Dr. Christine Hammond
Dr. Marlene Kowalski-Braun
Patricia M. Lowrie
Glenna Frank Miller
Dr. Jacqueline D. Taylor, Co-Chair, Nominating Committee
Dr. Margaret E. Winters
On behalf of all member institutions, we give thanks to these courageous women for their outstanding leadership. We salute our 2020-2021 Executive Board with this quote:
“To dream anything that you want to dream.
That is the beauty of the humankind.
To do anything that you want to do.
That is the strength of the human will. To Trust yourself to test your limits – that is the courage to succeed!”