Wesleyan to Launch New Leadership Program October 23

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justices Robin Davis ’78 and Margaret Workman will help West Virginia Wesleyan College launch its new Center for Women’s Leadership on October 23.  The ceremony will be held in the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at 12:45 p.m.

The purpose of the Center is to share knowledge and experience on issues related to women’s leadership, and to develop leadership potential in women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.

The Center will offer a number of activities including one-credit courses in women’s leadership, book/reading discussions, guest speakers and scholars in residence, structured mentorship programs, research project opportunities, service projects related to improving conditions for women or helping with issues/projects that are important to women, field trips to conferences, and workshops on  leadership development in the local community.

“We are delighted to offer this new initiative that will give participants the opportunity to develop a greater awareness about issues and challenges that disproportionally affect women such as human rights, poverty, public health, community development, equal pay, childcare, and others,” stated Wesleyan President Dr. Pamela Balch ’71.  “The Center will introduce various leadership theories and styles and help participants develop leadership skills as well as a plan for continued development.  We are pleased that one of our most distinguished alumnae, Justice Robin Davis and Justice Margaret Workman will participate in this exciting new College initiative.”