Joan McFaul, associate vice president of Information Technology Services at Case Western Reserve University, recently graduated from the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, which took place June 20— July 15 at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Penn.
The Summer Institute, a 34-year partnership between Bryn Mawr College and Higher Education Resource Services (HERS), is one of the premier residential professional development programs dedicated to advancing women leaders in higher education administration. McFaul's participation in the HERS Bryn Mawr Institute was sponsored by Lev Gonick, vice president and chief information officer at the university.
The 49 participants selected for this year's Summer Institute represented 34 institutions in the United States and one delegate from Micronesia.
Responding to the current environment for higher education globally, the Summer Institute had a special focus this year on "Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis: Leveraging Our Responses for Institutional Renewal." More than 50 senior officers from colleges and universities, national organizations, and accrediting associations— many HERS alumnae or board members —served as faculty.
On campus, McFaul recently concluded leading the implementation of a Student Information System . She led the transition of the implementation team into post-production roles and situated the staff to insure quality support for the new student system.
McFaul has been in the field of Information Technology for over 20 years. Prior to Case Western Reserve University, she worked at The MetroHealth System as a director over projects and infrastructure.
McFaul is active in the Cleveland community. She serves on several community boards, including the Boards of the Domestic Violence Center the Center for Community Solutions.
McFaul joins several other campus women administrators who are now Bryn Mawr Institute "grads" and will participate on a committee that helps the Office of the Provost choose campus women leaders to sponsor for the institute. Dorothy Miller, director of the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women, chairs the selection committee, and expressed her delight at McFaul's accomplishments. "The collective leadership ability of women on this campus has grown by leaps and bounds through the HERS program, and we are thrilled to add to the distinguished numbers with Joan's graduation," said Miller.
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