Educators Represent Tarleton at TWHE Conference

Tarleton representatives in the recent Texas Women in Higher Education conference are, from left, Dr. Sarah Maben, Skyla Claxton ('18), Bailey Bennetch, Lainey Page, Dr. Therese Pennell, and Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason. Not pictured is Dr. Elizabeth Wallace.

STEPHENVILLE — A handful of educators from Tarleton State University represented the institution at the annual Texas Women in Higher Education (TWHE) Conference, March 28-29 in Austin.

“A record number of Tarleton women were at TWHE this year learning and networking from women in all types of higher ed positions across the state,” said Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, Tarleton’s TWHE institutional representative and founder of Tarleton’s Women’s Mentoring Network (WMN).

Dr. Therese Pennell, Assistant Professor of English and languages; Skyla Claxton (’18, MA communication), speech Instructor at Texas Wesleyan; and Dr. Sarah Maben, Associate Professor of communication studies, joined a colleague from North Central Texas College, Dr. Rochelle Gregory, to lead the panel Mentoring for Forward Momentum — Tips, Tricks and Takeaways for Mentoring Relationships.

Other Tarleton faculty and staff attending were Bailey Bennetch, Communication Specialist, Lainey Page, Enrollment Communications Manager and Dr. Elizabeth Wallace, a WMN executive team member and Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Tarleton is a diamond level sponsor of the conference.

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