Lynn Marie Gangone

  • Biographical Description

    • Leadership: Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D. is dean of Colorado Women’s College and associate clinical professor of higher education at the Morgridge College of Education. Under her leadership, the college has introduced innovative academic programs, secured nearly $8 million in funds to support scholarships and programs, and introduced a comprehensive strategic plan that has repositioned the college to educate women to boldly lead in the communities where they live, work, and engage.

      Publications, Presentations, & Research: Dr. Gangone is a champion of women’s leadership in the new economy. She is often called upon for her expert opinion by organizations like USA Today, The Shriver Report, TEDxMileHigh Women, The SmartGirls’ Way and others who are interested in empowering women through education and business leadership. She authored the lead article in the inaugural Journal About Women in Higher Education (2008) and a book chapter on women’s leadership development in Rethinking Leadership in a Complex, Multicultural, and Global Environment: New Concepts and Models for Higher Education (2009). Dr. Gangone is part of a research team examining factors affecting women's retention in the college presidency, and with co-author Tiffani Lennon has an upcoming chapter in Women and Leadership in Higher Education to be published by the International Leadership Association in 2014. She serves on the faculty of the American Physical Therapy Association's Emerging Leaders Institute, the Women’s Leadership Institute, the HERS Institutes for Women in Higher Education Administration, and the Midwest Women’s Leadership Institute, as well as keynotes at various local, national, and international conferences and seminars on women’s leadership in higher education and the status of women and girls throughout education. She co-created the Institute for Emerging Women Leaders in Higher Education, an American Council on Education award-winning leadership development program. Her research interests include higher education history, with specific emphasis on women’s professional associations and women’s advancement, leadership theory and development, and voluntary associations and organizational viability.

      Honors, service, & accolades: Dr. Gangone was named one of Denver's “Twenty-Five Most Powerful Women" (2013) as well as the recipient of the Colorado Black Women for Political Action “Women Making History” Award (2013). She is a Woman of Distinction (Girl Scouts of Colorado), a University of Denver Center for Multicultural Excellence’s “Outstanding Achievement in Multicultural Excellence” award recipient, and an appointed board member and President (2014) to the Colorado Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. She serves on various boards including Public Service Credit Union (Board Vice Chair and Executive Committee Member), HERS: Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education, and the Girl Scouts of Colorado as a member of their Women of Distinction selection committee. Dr. Gangone is active in the Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation. She was honored by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) as a Diamond Honoree for service to higher education and by The College of New Rochelle, which awarded her the Ursula Laurus citation.

      Education: She received an Ed.D. and M.Ed. in higher and postsecondary education from Columbia University; an M.S. and C.A.S. in counseling psychology from the State University of New York at Albany; and a B.A. in political science/history from The College of New Rochelle (New York). She was a member of the Class of 2010 Harvard Institute for Educational Management.

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