Eight East Carolina University professors will participate in 2012 BRIDGES, an academic leadership program for women sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Selected were Rebecca Dumlao, associate professor in the School of Communication; Hsiao Ling Lai, assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics; Amy McMillan, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy; Tendai Ndabvonga, assistant director of the College of Business; Laura Prividera, associate director of the School of Communication; Teresa Tripp, assistant director of Laupus Library; Alethia Cook, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science; and Marieke Van Willigen, associate professor in the Department of Sociology.
The program provides intensive professional development for women in higher education who seek to gain or strengthen academic leadership capabilities. It is designed to help women identify, understand and move into leadership roles within higher education.
BRIDGES is held in four weekend sessions Sept. 7 through Nov. 10.
More information on the BRIDGES program is available at http://fridaycenter.unc.edu/pdep/bridges.