Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) is a Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to developing, advancing and supporting women employed at colleges and universities across the state. TWHE is committed to providing its members with the skills needed to reach leadership positions and to enhancing the leadership skills of those already there.
TWHE is the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network state organization for Texas. The TWHE Board of Directors works with its state coordinators who serve as the liaison to the ACE Women’s Network, institutional representatives who serve as the liaison to each institution’s campus, and at least one presidential sponsor. Together they develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link, and support women in higher education careers within the state.
The state co-coordinators are Dr. Debbie Thorne, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, at Texas State University and Kristin Harper, Executive Director for Undergraduate Studies, at Texas A&M University.
TWHE benefits from the leadership and guidance of three presidential sponsors:
- Dr. Denise Trauth, President, Texas State University
- Dr. Marjorie Hass, President, Austin College
- Dr. Betty Young, President, Coleman College for Health Sciences – Houston Community College
Two important challenges are before us: (1) to gather women at state and regional conferences and lunch meetings for information exchange and networking and to (2) expand and maintain a contact list for communication and idea sharing among women leaders in higher education in Texas.
For more information, call Dr. Debbie Thorne at (512) 245-1217.