Vicksburg to host Women in Higher Education-Mississippi Network conference

Published 1:49 pm Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Women involved in higher education will be in Vicksburg Feb. 20-21 for the 2020 Women in Higher Education-Mississippi Network conference at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Alcorn State University is hosting the annual conference, which will have the theme, “Women of Many Hats: Developing the Whole Woman.”

Dr. LaToya Hart, WHEMN state coordinator and director for institutional effectiveness and assessment at Alcorn, said the conference will provide information to help women become better professionals.

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 “This year’s conference will allow women to examine their various roles and how to perform their roles more effectively and efficiently,” she said. “The conference will feature speakers and panel discussions on several topics for women and their many professional and personal roles.”

WHEMN is a part of the American Council on Education — Women’s Network; a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education.

Its membership in Mississippi is comprised of women employed at Mississippi’s two-year and four-year colleges and universities and graduate students.

Hart said the conference is perfect for interacting with women who work in similar capacities at other institutions of higher learning in the state.

To register, go to For more information about the conference, contact Hart at 601-877-4187, or