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Leadership: In spring 2007 Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D. was named dean of the university's Women’s College and associate clinical professor of higher education at the Morgridge College of Education. Under her leadership, the college has increased student enrollment, introduced innovative academic programs, secured 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 The SmartGirls’ Way and others who are interested in empowering women through education and business leadership. She spoke about gender disparity in higher education enrollment on Rocky Mountain PBS, as well as a panel expert for The White House Project: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership, where she discussed positional leadership and higher education. 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 (2008). Currently, Dr. Gangone is part of a research team examining factors affecting women's retention in the college presidency. She serves on the faculty of 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 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 to the Colorado Chapter of the International Women’s Forum. She serves on various boards including Public Service Credit Union (Board Secretary 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.
Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D.
Dean, The Women's College of the University of Denver and associate clinical professor, higher education
Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women
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This chapter explores the origins and institutes of Higher Education Resource Services, more commonly known as HERS. The HERS institutes--Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, Denver, HERS-SA, and NACWAA HERS, continue to provide women with the leadership and management development necessary to move into senior leadership positions in colleges and universities. This chapeter is part of the book, Rethinking Leadership in a Complex, Multicultural, and Global Environment: New Concepts and Models for Higher Education, which will be released by Stylus Publications in October 2008.
This is the lead article in the inaugural issue of the Journal About Women in Higher Education. It is a tribute to the contributions of the National Association of Women in Education (NAWE), founded in 1916 as the National Association of Deans of Women. NAWE ceased operations in 2000 and a number of its initiatives have been continued by organizations including HERS (Higher Education Resource Services), AAUW, and NASPA's Center on Women.
This is a piece that examines the speech I gave to the Midwest Women's Leadership Institute in June 2009. Major themes are leadership and the ways in which women learn and exercise leadership.