Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Upcoming presentation on UWEP research findings
Dr. Susan R. Madsen will present the findings of the two-year Utah Women and Education Project (UWEP) to the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on March 24 at the Ogden Golf and Country Club.
Born out of the low college graduation rates of Utah women and the resulting statewide concern, UWEP was formed to investigate why Utah women have fallen behind the national average when it comes to college completion, and to identify ways through which women can be motivated to obtain higher educational degrees.
As the Project Director, Madsen led a research team of over 100 colleagues, students, advisory committee members, and community volunteers to assist in conducting the research and in leading change in the state. In addition, Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. Her personal research focuses primarily on women’s leadership development.
Madsen’s presentation “Women and Higher Education in Utah: Moving Forward!” will demonstrate the critical findings of UWEP’s research and offer recommendations as to how we can individually and collectively influence the young women of Utah to attend and graduate from college, and thereby allow them to access the numerous benefits that are the outcome of higher education.