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Women We Admire: Vice Provost Susan Carlson will speak today

Vice Provost Susan Carlson

Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Susan Carlson will share her talk entitled “Your Mother’s Maiden Name and Related Reflections on Women in Higher Education Leadership” at  12 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 in Franklin Lobby 1, as part of the Women We Admire series.

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Carlson joined UCOP in 2010, overseeing systemwide policy and practice in faculty recruitment, retention, diversity and compensation. In 2012, she assumed interim responsibility for several systemwide academic programs.

She now leads the Presidential Initiative on the Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to build a more diverse faculty. She is also principal investigator on the systemwide National Science Foundation ADVANCE program to enhance the diversity of faculty in academic science and engineering disciplines.

Previously, Carlson was interim provost, associate provost and professor of English at Iowa State University; she is now professor of English at UC Davis. Married to a UC grad and mother of two sons who are current UC graduate students, she is proud to be a member of the UC family.

If you can’t attend in person, listen via ReadyTalk by dialing 866-740-1260 and entering access code 722-6879.

The President’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (PACSW) 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 PACSW’s website.

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