Southern Utah University Women’s Network (SUUWN)
The Southern Utah University Women’s Network (SUUWN), an affiliate of the Utah Women in Higher Education Network (UWHEN), was established in the Fall of 2014 as a mechanism of professional support for women across campus. In the Spring of 2015, SUUWN welcomed members from the Southwest Applied Technology College to join their colleagues within SUUWN. The objectives of SUUWN include offering aid to new employees of Southern Utah University and Southwest Applied Technology College as they transition to our community; providing opportunities for professional support among all women on our campuses; celebrating success; perpetuating laudable campus traditions; and advocating for the institutions' female employees concerning issues relevant to their campus experience, professional development and satisfaction as a members of this community. The SUU Women’s Network is open to all full and part-time women.
OUR MISSION ~ The SUUWN will work to create an educational, professional, and political climate in which women’s voices and values, in all their diversity and richness, are heard and included in efforts to shape the institutional and public agenda of higher education, as well as leadership roles for women at SUU.
The IDEAL objectives of the SUUWN include:
- Identifying the leadership value in each of us
- Developing women’s leadership abilities
- Encouraging the use of those abilities
- Advancing women’s careers
- Linking women to other women, mentors and resources
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