Library professor completes HERS Institute
Daniel Library Professor Elizabeth Connor recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration, which was held for two weeks this summer at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. The program, which began in 1976, is an intensive leadership and management curriculum that brings together approximately 70 women faculty and administrators from across the country.
The participants selected for this year’s institute represented 63 colleges and universities across the United States. This year’s theme was “Women Leaders: Facing the Challenges as We Re-Invent Higher Education.”
Provost and Dean of the College Brig. Gen. Sam Hines selected Connor for the honor of attending the HERS Institute.
“I wanted to recognize the leadership that Elizabeth has provided as a member of both the faculty and staff in a variety of Citadel programs and activities,” said Hines. “The HERS program provided her with a special opportunity to network with other female leaders from across higher education and to gain valuable knowledge that will help her grow professionally.”
Connor was the first Citadel faculty member to be nominated for this prestigious program.
“I was honored to be nominated and delighted to be accepted into this cohort,” said Connor. “Bryn Mawr College has long been a beacon for gender equity in higher education. I am grateful to President Rosa and Provost Hines for providing me with this exciting opportunity.”
Connor has been on faculty at The Citadel since 2003. Previously, she worked as library director at Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, and assistant director of public services and education at the Medical University of South Carolina Library. Her recent achievements include coordinating CASTLE (Citadel Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching, Learning, and Evaluation) activities on campus, serving on the Faculty Analysis and Assessment Team, completing her third year as a campus ombudsperson, and being promoted to full professor.