Women's Leadership Symposium

Dynamic Women, Diverse Paths

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Friday | April 1, 2022
Zoom Webinar

8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Open to the TXST community and the general public

Join us for candid conversations with dynamic women who have taken diverse paths to leadership in government, business, and higher education.


Welcome, Introductions, & Opening Remarks

WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS BY

Dr. Alexis Stokes
Chair, Women's Leadership Symposium

8:30-8:40 a.m.

OPENING REMARKS BY

Dr. Denise Trauth
President, Texas State University

8:40-8:50 a.m.

Women in Government Panel

MODERATED BY

Dr. Patricia Shields
Regents' Professor, Department of Political Science

9:00-9:50 a.m.


Adriana Cruz

Adriana Cruz

Executive Director, Texas Economic Development and Tourism, Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Speaker Biography

Chari Kelly

The Honorable Chari L. Kelly

Justice, Texas Third Court of Appeals

Speaker Biography

Briana Novian

Briana Novian

Article III Budget Analyst and General Counsel, Texas House Appropriations Committee; Texas State University Alumna

Speaker Biography

Jennifer Shuford

Dr. Jennifer Shuford

Chief State Epidemiologist, Texas Department of State Health Services

Speaker Biography

Women in Business Panel

MODERATED BY

Dr. Alexis Stokes
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business

10:00-10:50 a.m.


Amy Atsumi

Amy Atsumi

Vice President, Human Resources, Dell Technologies

Speaker Biography

Elizabeth Terrell

Elizabeth Terrell

Vice President, UPS; Texas State University Alumna

Speaker Biography

Shiela Walker

Shiela Walker

Director of Demand Planning – Client, AMD

Speaker Biography

Sherron Watkins

Sherron Watkins

Executive-in-Residence, McCoy College of Business; Enron Whistleblower

Speaker Biography

Women in Higher Education Panel

MODERATED BY

Dr. Debbie Thorne
Associate Provost, Texas State University

11:00-11:50 a.m.


Bettina Beech

Dr. Bettina Beech

Chief Population Health Officer, University of Houston

Speaker Biography

Andrea Cortinas

Andrea Cortinas

Vice President and Chief of Staff, The University of Texas at El Paso

Speaker Biography

Yvette Pearson

Dr. Yvette E. Pearson

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, The University of Texas at Dallas

Speaker Biography

Marianne Ward-Peradoza

Dr. Marianne Ward-Peradoza

Interim Provost, St. Edward's University

Speaker Biography


Women's Leadership Symposium is sponsored by

  • President's Council for Women in Higher Education
  • Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Division of Student Affairs
  • McCoy College of Business
  • College of Liberal Arts 
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • Center for Diversity and Gender Studies
  • Faculty Development
  • Human Resources Organizational Development and Communications

Contact Dr. Alexis Stokes for more information: stokes@txstate.edu.