Women's Leadership Forum

March 4-5, 2021 | Online

Schedule at a Glance


Tentative – Times listed are Central Times

Thursday, March 4


Times Sessions
9:00 am - 9:10 am Welcome; Technology Updates
9:10 am - 10:10 am A View of Leadership at Several Universities: One Woman’s Journey
  • Dr. Sharon L. Gaber, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
10:10 am - 11:30 am Panel/Break Out Group Discussion: Leading At All Levels – How They Got Here & What They Learned Along The Way
  • Marta Perez Drake, Moderator
  • Veronica Salazar Mendez, CFO and VP for Business Affairs, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Shawn Charles, Comptroller, Southern University at New Orleans
  • Sarah Cody, Managing Director, Accounting Services, Texas Tech University
11:30 am - 11:45 am Break
11:45 am - 1:15 pm From Success to Significance: A Leader’s Journey
  • Karren Alexander, author of Invisible Hand: Overcoming Obstacles and Challenges
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Optional: Continued Engagement through Practical Conversations
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Optional: Career Coaching Sessions, Koya Consulting (by appointment)

Friday, March 5


Times Sessions
9:00 am - 10:30 am Leading from Strength: Negotiation Strategies for Women
  • Christina Cutlip, Senior Managing Director, Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA
  • Molly McCormack, Managing Director, Client Relationships, TIAA
10:30 am - 11:50 am Panel Discussion: Leading the Discussion on the Future of Higher Education
  • Jamie Loftin, Assistant VP for Distance Education Administration, University of Arkansas, Moderator
  • Susan Maddux, SACUBO President, VP for Finance and Administration, Furman University
  • Diana Kuhlmann, CACUBO Immediate Past President, VP for Administration and Finance and CFO, Emporia State University
  • Nicole Trufant, EACUBO Chair, Senior VP, Finance & Administration, University of New England
  • Ruth Johnston, WACUBO President, Strategic Chief Financial Officer, New Mexico State University
11:50 am - 12:00 pm Break
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm A Seat at the Table
  • Dr. Karrie Dixon, Chief Executive Officer and Chancellor, Elizabeth City State University
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Meeting Reflections, Wrap-Up and Announcements
1:10 pm - 1:30 pm Break
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Optional: Continued Engagement through Practical Conversations
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm Optional: Career Coaching Sessions, Koya Consulting (by appointment)