Alcorn to host 2020 Women in Higher Education-Mississippi Network annual conference in Vicksburg Feb. 20-21

Talented higher education leaders from across the state of Mississippi will convene for an annual conference that focuses on shedding light on the roles and prominence of female educators.

Alcorn is the host institution for the 2020 Women in Higher Education-Mississippi Network (WHEMN) annual conference Feb. 20-21 at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The conference’s theme is “Women of Many Hats: Developing the Whole Woman.”

WHEMN’s mission is to identify, develop, advance, and support women in higher education throughout the state of Mississippi. The organization’s membership is comprised of women that are employed at one of Mississippi’s two-year and four-year colleges and universities and graduate students. WHEMN is a part of the American Council on Education (ACE) – Women’s Network, which is 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.

Dr. LaToya Hart, WHEMN state coordinator and director for Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment at Alcorn, said that the conference would provide tips on how to be more effective professionals.

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

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

“This is a statewide conference that will provide opportunities for professional development. It also provides a great opportunity to network with women from other institutions that share similar responsibilities and interests.”

Registration for the WHEMN conference ends Friday, Jan. 31 or when the capacity is reached. Visit to register. For more information about the conference, contact Hart at 601-877-4187 or [email protected].