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Professor Lianne Briggs Completes Leadership Program at 2017 HERS Institute

September 1, 2017


Dr. Lianne Briggs, Professor and Sports, Entertainment & Hospitality (SEHM) Department Chair in the College of Business, at Ferris State University, completed the 2017 HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College, July 10–22, 2017. Briggs joined 68 women leaders from across the United States to partake in the intensive, residential leadership development program.

For over 40 years, the HERS Institute has prepared women faculty, staff and administrators for leadership roles in higher education. At each of the HERS Institute locations—University of Denver, Bryn Mawr College, or Wellesley College—participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to lead change on their campus and positively affect higher education. The participants selected for this year’s cohort represent institutions across the Carnegie Classifications.

Institute sessions included: Inclusive Excellence and Identity; Managing and Leading Change: Your Role in Re-inventing Higher Education; Reframing Organizational Cultures; Fundraising, Philanthropy and Leadership; and Communications and Negotiation.

Dr. Briggs, is a Professor of Hospitality Management, and has been serving as the SEHM Department Chair since 2013. Her recent achievements include crafting a dual-degree with Hochschule Rhein-Waal, serving as Coordinator for Academic Service Learning, and acting Academic Senator.  Her participation in the HERS Institute was sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs.


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