Lauren Anglin, the College of Engineering’s director of experiential learning and outreach, is one of ten University of Georgia staff members selected to participate in the fourth cohort of the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute.
Launched in 2017, the WSLI is an annual program aligned with the Women’s Leadership Initiative launched in 2015 by the Office of the President and the Office of the Provost.
Since starting her position in 2016, Anglin connects engineering students to opportunities for professional development and hands-on learning. She also facilitates student participation in experiential programs such as research, internships and study abroad. In addition, she oversees the College of Engineering’s expanding Capstone Senior Design program and the Cooperative Experiential Learning Program.
WSLI is administered through University Human Resources’ Training and Development with the support of executive sponsor Jennifer L. Frum, vice president for public service and outreach. Allie Cox, director of training and development, and Emily Saunders, senior manager of training and development, coordinate the institute.
“It is gratifying to see the fourth cohort of female staff members begin their journey through this program. The 10 women selected for the 2021 class represent a diverse cross section of campus, with employees from academic units, facilities management, student affairs, finance, human resources and more, bringing together a wealth of different experiences to share,” Frum said.
Juan Jarrett, associate vice president for human resources, is pleased to see the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute be able to restart after the program was paused due to the pandemic.
“The program is very impactful in providing leadership and networking skills for women and offers support as they grow and develop their careers at the University of Georgia and in higher education,” he said.
The cohort includes staff from eight units and six schools and colleges. The 2021 program runs from April through November, and participants meet monthly for workshops and discussions.
“Investments in faculty and staff development help the University of Georgia excel in its teaching, research and service missions,” said S. Jack Hu, the university’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I congratulate these outstanding staff members on their selection to the Women’s Staff Leadership Institute and appreciate their dedication to the university.”