State Conference of the ACE Women's Network of Florida

Panels, tour and speakers, including keynote speakers Madlyn Hanes, vice president of Commonwealth Campuses and executive chancellor of Pennsylvania State University, and Dr. Deborah German, UCF vice president of medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine. Conference will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 in the Cape Florida Ballroom of the UCF Student Union. Attendance is by invitation only, but seakers and panels will be live streamed 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at

The schedule:

Pre-conference networking
9:30 - 10 a.m.

Opening Remarks
10 - 10:05 a.m.Dr. Lisa Jones
Associate Provost for Strategy and Special Assistant to the President
University of Central Florida

10:05 - 10:10 a.m.

Dr. John C. Hitt
University of Central Florida

Presentation to Dr. Hitt
10:10 - 10:15 a.m.Dr. Beth Barnes
Vice President Emerita
University of Central Florida

Introduction of Opening Plenary Presenter
10:15 - 10:20 a.m.

Dr. Genyne Boston
Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Advancing Women in Higher Education Leadership
10:20 - 11 a.m.

Dr. Madlyn Hanes
Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Executive Chancellor
Pennsylvania State University

Women in Leadership Panel
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dr. Theresa Chisolm
Vice Provost for Strategic Planning, Performance & Accountability
University of South Florida
Dr. Elizabeth Dooley
Interim Provost and Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies
University of Central Florida
Dr. Maribeth Ehasz
Vice President of Student Development and Enrollment Services
University of Central Florida

Break and Transition to Lunch
12 - 12:10 p.m.

Luncheon Remarks
12:10 - 12:20 p.m.

Dr. Dale Whittaker
President-elect and Executive Vice President
University of Central Florida
Dr. Michael Preston
Executive Director
Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities

Women in Leadership Panel cont.
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dr. Marie Gnage
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Advancement
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Dr. Lua Hancock
Vice President for Campus Life and Student Success
Stetson University

Building the Life You Want: Leadership Lessons from a Career in Academic Medicine
12:35 - 1 p.m.

Dr. Deborah German
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the College of Medicine
University of Central Florida

Introduction of Luncheon Keynote Speaker
12:30 - 12:35 p.m.

Dr. Irma Becerra-Fernandez
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
St. Thomas University

Transition to Campus Tour
1 - 1:10 p.m.

Campus Tour
1:10 - 1:50 p.m.

William Merck II
Vice President for Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer
University of Central Florida
Ms. Kaye-Alese Green
Project Manager for Administration and Finance
University of Central Florida

Concurrent Session:
2 - 2:45 p.m.

Asset Mapping
(Cape Florida A/B)
In this interactive session, participants at all levels of career development will identify, map, and strategize to leverage assets for professional development ranging from their own internal characteristics and strengths to formal accomplishments, networks, and community resources.
Dr. Melody Bowdon
Associate Dean of the College
of Undergraduate Studies
and Executive Director of the Faculty Center for Teaching
and Learning
University of Central Florida
Dr. Amanda Wolcott
Instructional Specialist for the Faculty Center for Teaching
and Learning
University of Central Florida

Break and Transition to Concurrent Sessions
1:50 - 2 p.m.

Concurrent Session: Honing Your Negotiation Skills to Advance Your Career Goals
(Cape Florida D)
2 - 2:45 p.m.

This interactive session will provide an introduction to value-creating negotiation skills. The session is designed to introduce negotiation strategies that can help effectively balance professional duties, protect time, secure needed resources, and advance career goals and plans.
Dr. Maureen L. Ambrose
Gordon J. Barnett Professor of Business Ethics
University of Central Florida

IR Orientation and Strategic Visioning Session
2:50 - 3:50 p.m.

Dr. Annie Becker
University Professor in Information Systems
Florida Institute of Technology
Dr. Anita Kaplan
Dean of Bachelor’s Degree Programs
Palm Beach State College
Dr. M.C. Santana
Associate Professor and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies
University of Central Florida

Dr. Lisa Jones
3:50 - 4 p.m.

Contact Person:
Dr. Lisa Guion Jones
(407) 823-1466
Posted By:
Dr. Lisa Guion Jones
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