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K-State Today

July 28, 2016



Rezac attends Higher Education Resource Services Summer Institute

By Sarah Hancock

Mary Rezac, interim associate vice president for research and Tim Taylor professor of chemical engineering, attended the two-week Higher Education Resource Services, or HERS, 2016 Bryn Mawr Summer Institute in July. Rezac was awarded a Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship that provided full tuition, accommodations, meals and travel to four women in STEM higher education to attend the Bryn Mawr HERS Leadership Institute. Rezac joined a group of 64 women leaders from across the U.S. as part of the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College, four of whom received the Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships.

HERS has provided leadership development experiences for women in higher education through intensive residential programs for more than 40 years. The HERS Luce Program aims to provide support and encouragement to women in STEM and to develop strategies for advancing a diverse group of women into STEM leadership roles. Attendees completed reading and other assignments before they arrived at the institute and learned a leadership model that encourages self-knowledge, networking, and institutional awareness to help them consider how they may positively lead and influence higher education.

"I'm honored and grateful to have received this scholarship and to have been provided the opportunity to learn more about academic leadership and about myself. I learned so much and met so many awesome women. I'm really excited to take this new knowledge and use it to help advance K-State toward meeting its 2025 mission," Rezac said.

Read more about the institutes.