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Dr. Tammy Evetovich Leads Women in Higher Education Group

[updated 4-29-2008]


Dr. Tammy Evetovich, chair of Wayne State’s Health, Human Performance and Sport Department, has a favorite quote that hangs in her office.


“There go my people,” it reads, “I must find out where they are going so I can lead them.”

She explains that one of the reasons the quote speaks to her is that “she is surrounded by really great people who know where they want to go.” Her job, she says, “is to try to find out how to help them reach their goals.”

Evetovich’s new role as Wayne State’s representative for the Nebraska chapter of Women in Higher Education (WHE) provides a natural extension of her desire to lead talented professionals who know where they’re going.

The Nebraska WHE chapter is a part of a national group called the American Council on Education. The organization’s mission is to: identify women leaders, develop their leadership abilities, encourage the use of those abilities, advance women’s careers, link them to other women and mentors, and support women in mid- and executive-level positions throughout their careers.

“In my role as department chair I see myself as a mentor and leader who can open doors for faculty and students,” Evetovich says.

The Nebraska chapter of WHE met April 4 in Bellevue. The spring conference was open to anyone, including students, with a desire to participate in a developmental conference. Evetovich described it as “a time to share ideas, foster relationships, and develop leadership skills. We have many faculty, staff, and student leaders on campus who would benefit from this conference,” she said.



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