Women in higher ed gather Oct. 7 with goal of ‘dev...

Women in higher ed gather Oct. 7 with goal of ‘developing excellence’

A woman who became vice president of 13 different corporations by the time she was 28 years old will bring her “can-do” spirit to the 2016 Women in Higher Education in Tennessee conference Oct. 6-7.

Dr. Mamie McCullough

Dr. Mamie McCullough

Dr. Mamie McCullough will address the gathering at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, at the Williamson County campus of Columbia State Community College, 1228 Liberty Pike in Franklin, Tennessee.

The two-day conference carries the theme of “Developing Excellence in Your Life.”

WHET logo webIn addition to her business career, McCullough, a native of Dixie, Georgia, has taught at every level of education from eighth grade through college.

She then took her motivational message of “I Can; You Can, Too!” to the Zig Ziglar Corporation, a nationwide speakers’ bureau, for which she served as educational division president.

Following McCullough’s keynote address, attendees will attend concurrent workshops on issues relevant to women who work at all levels of higher education.

Connie Huddleston

Connie Huddleston

“WHET continues to grow and support women in education, and we will continue to work to improve women’s salaries and promote women for upper-level positions,” said Connie Huddleston, president of WHET and coordinator for MTSU’s College of Liberal Arts.

Dr. Phyllis Qualls-Brooks, former director of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, will open the conference with a leadership forum and networking reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6.

Registration is available online at

Fees are $125 for current WHET members, $175 for nonmembers and $50 for graduate students.

Scholarships are available by contacting Nancy Ramsey at

For more information, contact Huddleston at 615-494-7628 or or visit

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