Patti McSteen (left), Tanya Barnett and Susanne Dietzel (not pictured) spoke at the WIP meeting about the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program. Photo provided by WIP
The Women in Philanthropy (WIP) Meeting opened with WIP Chair Arlene F. Greenfield expressing her deep appreciation to Gwen Weihe and Kristine Hoke, co-chairs of the WIP Conference Planning Committee for their leadership in organizing a successful event.
Following an update on WIP and an overview of the morning’s meeting, Arlene introduced Associate Dean of Students Patti McSteen, Ohio University Women’s Center Director Susanne Dietzel, and University College Director Of Communication and Academic Advisor Tanya Barnett, who provided an informative overview of the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program that they recently established at Ohio University.
During the first year of the program, 20 female students will be selected as Boyd Scholars. The four-year program includes a first-year seminar, a second-year residential component, a third-year internship experience and a fourth-year capstone seminar.
Susanne Dietzel followed by describing her two-week, summer 2012 experience at the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute held at Bryn Mawr. Dietzel was selected to attend this life-changing leadership opportunity as Ohio University’s representative. Funding was provided by WIP and the Office of the Provost. Also during the meeting, Dr. Judith Millesen shared a report on the recent WIP Strategy Planning Retreat that she facilitated, and WIP Vice-Chair Charlotte Eufinger reported on pending updates to the WIP bylaws.