2019 Tiffin University Women's Leadership Conference

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Address:
Tiffin University
155 Miami St
Tiffin, OH 44883

 The Tiffin University Women’s Leadership Conference is intended to be a driving force for ambitious women who realize the power of networking, embrace life‐long learning, and are seeking higher levels of achievement in their personal and professional lives. The conference is open to students, faculty, staff and alumni as well as the Tiffin and surrounding communities.   In the past, over 200 female students and community leaders from all sectors of business and government participated in this event focusing on leadership development.

This year’s keynote speaker is State Senator and Tiffin University alumna, Sandra Williams.    State Senator Sandra Williams, who represents Ohio's 21st Senate District, is currently serving her first term in the Ohio Senate. She is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, where she attended Cleveland Public Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice, a Master of Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University, and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Tiffin University. In addition to her senatorial duties, Senator Williams serves as the Vice Chairwoman of the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party and associate professor at Cleveland State University.

 Senator Williams has spent more than two decades in public service as a corrections officer, probation and parole officer, mediator for the State of Ohio, legislative aide, and State Representative. She also served our country as a member of the United States Army Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1995.

In the 132nd General Assembly, Senator Williams serves as a ranking member on the Public Utilities and Ways and Means Committees as well as Vice Chair on the Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education. She also serves on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee, Corrections Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC), Joint Education Oversight Committee (JEOC), Governor’s Executive Workforce Board, Power Sitting Board, and Tuition Trust Authority Investment Board.

 As a prominent member of the Democratic Party, Senator Williams has built bipartisan relationships with lawmakers in Ohio and throughout the United States. During her time in the General Assembly, she has made strong efforts to improve access to economic development opportunities, such as improving contracting for women and minority contractors. She has also worked to expand job-training opportunities for Ohioans entering the workforce or transitioning into new fields. Senator Williams was the joint sponsor of legislation that renewed the Ohio Third Frontier program, which is dedicated to assisting the growth of diverse startup and early stage technology companies. She has also championed initiatives that revised criminal sentencing and re-entry laws and removed significant barriers to employment, providing a second chance for ex-offenders to allow them to become productive citizens.

 The event, free of charge, is limited to the first 200 registrations. Questions may be directed to Vickie Wilkins, Director of Alumni Relations wilkinsvm@tiffin.edu. For the full agenda, registration and to learn how you or your business can be a sponsor, visit:    tiffin.edu/advancement/alumni/events/leadership-conference 

The conference takes place in the Marion Center on Tiffin University's campus.

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