Lynn Marie Gangone

  • Biographical Description

    • Leadership: Lynn M. Gangone, Ed.D. is dean of Colorado Women’s College and  professor of higher education at the Morgridge College of Education. Under her leadership, the college has introduced innovative academic programs, secured over $8 million in funds to support scholarships and programs 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. Her most recent publication, entitled "Benchmarking Women's Leadership in Academia," is the lead chapter in Women and Leadership in Higher Education, published by the International Leadership Association in 2014.  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 was part of a national research team examining factors affecting women's retention in the college presidency. 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 one of the Colorado Black Women for Political Action “Women Making History” Award (2013). She was honored by Project Aspire with their 2014 "Aspire to Inspire" award. 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 the National Board of the Girl Scouts of the USA, Women's College Coalition, HERS: Advancing Women Leaders in Higher Education; she was most recently on the  Public Service Credit Union (Board Vice Chair and Executive Committee Member). Dr. Gangone serves on Women and Girls Lead Advisory Board of Rocky Mountain PBS. 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: Ed.D. M.Ed. in higher and postsecondary education from Columbia University; M.S. C.A.S. in counseling psychology from the State University of New York at Albany; 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.

This portfolio last updated: Nov 17, 2014 1:53:08 PM