Women's Leadership Forum Stronger Together

March 2-4, 2022 Atlanta, GA

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Dr. Susanna Baxter

Susanna Baxter

Dr. Susanna Baxter stepped into her role as the 26th president of LaGrange College in July 2020.

Dr. Baxter is a summa cum laude graduate of Pfeiffer College with a degree in Christian education and religion. She holds a master’s in education in general administrative leadership and a doctorate in higher education leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University.

At Barton College in Wilson, North Carolina, Dr. Baxter was director of residence life and intramural activities before being named dean of students. In 2000, she joined Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association as head of member services and grants, eventually being named chief operating officer in 2007. While there, she worked to establish several collaborative organizations in order to better serve private colleges and to improve efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and health and safety.

Dr. Baxter moved to Atlanta in 2010 as president of the Georgia Independent College Association, where she worked with 24 member colleges to advance student access and affordability. As the chief advocate for over $80 million in state student scholarships, she helped private colleges receive the highest increase in the state's flagship private college financial aid grant. Credited with transforming the organization into an effective advocacy and member-focused association, she was named President Emerita after her departure.

Dr. Baxter is a lifelong United Methodist. She is married to Mark Huffman, and they have two sons.

Rachel Druckenmiller

Rachel Druckenmiller

Rachel Druckenmiller is on a mission to humanize the workplace by igniting resilience, connection, engagement, and compassion in organizations, associations, and their leaders and teams. Recognized as the #1 Health Promotion Professional in the U.S. in 2015, a 40 Under 40 Game Changer in 2019, and one of The Daily Record’s Leading Women of 2020, Rachel is a national thought leader in the field of wellbeing and employee engagement.

Known for her refreshing, dynamic, and relatable approach, she has reached tens of thousands of people through her in-person and virtual learning experiences as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and leadership trainer. Rachel has worked with organizations like Citizens Bank, Deloitte, Sherwin-Williams, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the American Heart Association.

Rachel has a master’s in health science and a bachelor’s in psychology, and she is a Licensed Thriving Workplace Culture Coach and Health Coach. She is also a founding member of the international nonprofit, Global Women 4 Wellbeing (GW4W).

Rachel posts inspirational videos and other content on LinkedIn. Follow her there and on her website, where you can download her resilience toolkit.