Dr. Salome Nnoromele, Associate Dean of Student and Academic Affairs, recently participated in the HERS Leadership Institute: Higher Education Leadership Development Program in Wellesley, MA. This transformational leadership development program for women in higher education asks participants to share their vision of leadership and what they hope to contribute to their respective institutions and are then challenged to develop the skills to actualize their professional vision.
HERS Institute, almost 50 years after its founding, has over 6,000 Institute alumnae working in a variety of roles across higher education. In this mutual-mentoring space, each participant has the opportunity to network with facilitators, staff, and their peers. Participants are assigned working groups that align with their backgrounds, experiences, and aspirations. Leadership advancement and growth are outcomes of an Institute residency.
When asked about her experience attending the program, Dr. Nnoromele said, “The collaborative and compassionate atmosphere created by the HERS Institute gave me the space to reflect on my work and the resources to continue to grow as a woman professional in the Academy. It reaffirmed for me the incredible cultural, economic, and political space institutions of higher learning occupy in our society.”
Dr. Nnoromele joined OHIO University Southern as associate dean in 2017.