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WGST Offers New Women’s Leadership Series

WGST_IconGeorgia Southern University’s Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) program is proud to sponsor a new Women’s Leadership Series to create a space where women, women-identified and men can learn about leadership on campus and apply lessons from leaders on campus to a variety of issues.

The series kicked off on Sept. 16 with Georgia Southern Provost Jean Bartels, Ph.D., RN, and will feature a panel of female leaders on campus at its next event, set for Nov. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.

The interactive panel, “Honing your Negotiation Skills,” will feature Dean of Students Patrice Buckner-Jackson, M.S., Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics Martha Abell, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Teresa Thompson, Ph.D., and Chair of the Department of Sociology Marieke Van Willigen, Ph.D. — all influential women in leadership on campus. There will also be a networking mixer in December.

“The women we asked to be on the panel represent diverse units across campus and have close interactions with both faculty and staff,” said Lisa Costello, Ph.D., director of WGST. “These women are leaders who have a great deal of experience negotiating salary and leave and are skilled at managing workloads. We value the different perspectives they will bring to this dialogue.”

The series is open to the entire Georgia Southern campus. To attend the series, RSVP to Janina Jones at

Dates and locations will be announced for the upcoming events on GSFac and GSNews.


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