Velleman Leads New Initiative

Dr. Sandy Velleman is leading a new task force with support from the Office of Equity and Inclusion in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Among other goals, the Gender Initiative will "identify and create a support structure that will lead to retention and advancement of women's careers in the agricultural and  natural sciences." The task force will be hosting its first event Tuesday, February 16, 2016: Your Career on a Continuum: Building the Skill Set for Your Lifelong Journey.

"The symposium will consist of various sessions delving into topics such as career challenges and alternative options, work-life balance, conflict resolution, and the tenure process.  One main highlight will be the keynote address, The Crooked Path, by Dr. Christine Daugherty, VP of Sustainable Food Production for Tyson foods. The main location will be in the 4-H Center Auditorium in Columbus, but there will be a remote viewing location with facilitators in Fisher Auditorium in Wooster...The event is free-of-charge and will include a continental breakfast and lunch to those pre-registered."  Register no later than Friday, February 5, 2016.  Contact Sandy Velleman or Jared Morrison with questions or concerns.