Nora White Receives
DENTON — Dr.
Nora White, associate professor of reading at Texas Woman’s
University, is the 2004 recipient of the G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship
in Higher Education Administration.
Dr. White, who is speaker
pro tem of the TWU Faculty Senate, will use the $2,000 award to
locate and acquire materials on leadership, work with a leadership
life coach and conduct in-depth discussions with successful higher
The fellowship is designed
to take beginning administrators, faculty or even students interested
in administration and help them develop the leadership, management
and interpersonal skills needed to be a highly qualified and successful
“I aspire to become
a person whom others view as a leader — a person who understands
how to work within models of power and influence to inspire, mentor,
prioritize, delegate and lead with authenticity and dignity,”
said Dr. White. “Ultimately, I hope that this journey will
lead to promotion to challenging leadership roles in higher education
administration at TWU.”
When Dr. Uhlir, founding
dean of the TWU College of Health Sciences, reached retirement,
she wanted to continue to make a meaningful contribution to the
university community and in 1996 provided initial funding for the
fellowship. “The fellowship at TWU was established to inspire
people to be administrators in higher education. Outstanding faculty
are important to a university, as are outstanding administrators
who make things happen,” said Dr. Uhlir.
Dr. Uhlir envisions the
program providing inspired leadership to university campuses.
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