Mira Locher, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Utah, recently graduated from the HERS Denver Summer Institute, held July 21 – August 4, 2013 at the University of Denver.
Since 1978, the HERS Institute for Women in Higher Education at Wellesley College has annually offered women faculty and administrators the opportunity to participate in an intensive program that prepares them to be leaders in higher education.
The 70 participants selected for this year’s Institute represented 50 institutions across the U.S. Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the Institute had a special focus this year on “Women Leaders: Facing the Challenges as We Re-Invent Higher Education.” Topics studied included “Understanding the Environment for Higher Education,” “Planning & Leading Change in the Academy,” “Managing & Investing Strategic Resources,” “Engaging Individual & Institutional Diversity,” and
“Mapping Your Leadership Development.”
Mira Locher has been at the University of Utah since 2004, serving as Associate Professor of Architect since 2011. She was previously Associate Director of the University of Utah MUSE Project from August 2010 until July 2013. Her recent achievements include receiving the Park Teaching Fellowship in spring 2013.
Her participation in the HERS Denver Summer Institute was sponsored by the College of Architecture + Planning and the University of Utah President’s Office. She was selected to represent University of Utah through a process facilitated by the Associate Vice President for Faculty. Over the past five years 8 women, faculty, and administrators from the University of Utah have been sponsored to participate in HERS Institutes at Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College or the University of Denver.