Carol Sue Butts New WWHEL State President

November 10, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE - Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) now has a new president. At the annual meeting at the Ho-Chunk Convention Center on Oct. 16-17, the torch was passed to incoming state coordinator and president Carol Sue Butts, provost and vice chancellor of UW-Platteville.

Established in 1997, the mission of WWHEL is to identify future women leaders, to provide contacts and support for women moving into leadership positions, to eliminate barriers to women's advancement, and to increase visibility of women leaders. They also seek to increase the number and power of women in Wisconsin higher education by providing professional development opportunities to support women administrators and by eliminating barriers to women's advancement in higher education leadership.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is one of the 19 public and private universities in the state who sponsor the organization. Other women from UW-Platteville who attended the conference included Pat Foster, Lynn Bouck, Patricia Bromley, and Mittie Nimocks. Butts has been on the WWHEL Board of Directors since 2000 and will serve a two-year term as state president.

"I am committed to assisting and encouraging women to obtain leadership positions in higher education," Butts said. "There are many talented, bright, energetic women in higher education, but they need guidance and support in taking the next step into administration."

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