“Graduate Education and Women in the Twenty-first Century,” AAUW networking presentation by Dr. Loretta Clayton

Dr. Loretta Clayton, associate dean of Graduate Studies at Middle Georgia State University, will be the keynote speaker at the Tuesday, February 14th meeting of the Houston-Peach branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The title of her talk is, “Graduate Education and Women in the Twenty-first Century.”  The themes of leadership and mentoring, particularly as related to women in academia, will inform her discussion.

The AAUW meeting begins with refreshments and networking at 6:30 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 129 S. Houston Road in Warner Robins. The program begins at 7:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Clayton is the current vice president and president-elect of the Georgia Council of Graduate Schools (GCGS). Middle Georgia State is a member of the GCGS, an organization of more than 20 institutions of higher learning, both public and private, founded to represent and advocate for the improvement and advancement of graduate education in the state of Georgia. She recently helped launch MGA’s first Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC), a body that offers students enrolled in MGA’s graduate programs the opportunity to advocate for graduate students while developing leadership skills.

As associate dean of MGA’s Graduate Studies, Clayton works with Dr. Kevin Cantwell, dean of Graduate Studies, to oversee Middle Georgia State’s master’s degree programs in Information Technology and Nursing. Two additional graduate degrees—a Master of Science in Management* and a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education* with Initial Certification—will begin soon, pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Middle Georgia State’s Office of Graduate Studies is based on the Warner Robins Campus.

* Pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

More information about MGA’s graduate programs can be found at: http://www.mga.edu/graduate-studies/.

For more information about the meeting of the AUUW, call 478-971-4354.