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Women We Admire April 8: UC Santa Barbara’s Jane Conoley

UC Santa Barbara dean and professor Jane ConoleyDean and Professor Jane Close Conoley of UC Santa Barbara will speak at UCOP on Tuesday, April 8, 12 to 1 p.m. in Franklin Lobby 1, part of the Women We Admire series sponsored by the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW).

Conoley is currently dean of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and professor of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology in the school. She also served as interim chancellor at UC Riverside for eight months in 2012–13.

Conoley will be the next president of California State University, Long Beach, and she is expected to begin her new position in July.

A career educator who began her 45-year career as a teaching assistant in New York City’s Headstart Program in the 1960s, Conoley is now a nationally recognized expert in education and children’s mental health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of New Rochelle and a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

The appearance was rescheduled after a November event was canceled due to weather- and travel-related problems. If you can’t attend in person, listen via ReadyTalk by dialing 866-740-1260 and entering access code 7226879.

PACSW, the President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, initiated the Women We Admire speaker series in 2009 to bring women to UCOP from around the system to share insights about their careers, workplace challenges and work–life balance.

Events are open to all members of the UCOP community, and both men and women are invited to learn more about how to make the most of working at UC. Find other speakers in the series and archived audio of past talks on the website.

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