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CU Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM Conference to focus on connecting with different personalities

Cameron University's annual CU Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM conference, aimed at strengthening the leadership skills of women, will present "Connecting with Different Personalities" on Thursday, April 6, in the McCasland Ballroom in the McMahon Centennial Complex. On-site registration will begin at 5 p.m., although pre-registration is recommended.

To pre-register or to receive a Zoom link, please go to https://www.cameron.edu/women-in-stem. The program is open to the public at no charge.

Keynote speaker Dr. Angela Sivadon, senior vice president and chief academic officer at Tulsa Community College, will deliver a high-energy, interactive session that provides an understanding of how to connect and work together with different temperaments. How does stress affect your interactions with others? What is the secret to connecting with those who don't think like you? Participants will leave the session with a new vocabulary and an appreciation of how individuals work effectively as a team.

Following a networking reception where attendees can build connections, Sivadon will helm a panel discussion featuring Vicki Henson, coordinator of veterans affairs at Cameron University and U. Lisa Williams, president of the Lawton chapter of Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization and a member of the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women.

Before being named chief academic officer at Tulsa Community College in 2020, Sivadon served in several administrative roles and taught in the nursing program, where she developed and launched the college’s Cardiovascular Technology program. She has served as president of the Faculty Association, gaining substantial experience with Guided Pathways. This work has helped her be a strong advocate for minoritized and marginalized students in obtaining their degrees and goals at TCC. She has completed extensive leadership training with Tracy Spears and the Exceptional Leaders Lab, developing a passion for helping us all play bigger.

Prior to joining TCC, Sivadon worked as a cardiac nurse in the Tulsa community for 14 years. She earned her first nursing degree at Tulsa Junior College, now TCC, and holds a doctorate in Nursing Research from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

CU Empowering Women in Leadership and STEM is sponsored by CU Lectures and Concerts and the CU Home Savings Bank Endowed Lectureship in Organizational Leadership. The event will be hosted by the CU Engineering Club.

For more information, contact Christopher Sauer at csauer@cameron.edu or 580-581-2395.



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