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UH Hilo’s “A Global Dialogue: Women in Higher Education” RSVP deadline extended

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Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The RSVP deadline for the University of Hawaii at Hilo “A Global Dialogue: Women in Higher Education” event has been extended to Wednesday, September 17.

The international gathering of women leaders in higher education is scheduled for Monday, September 22 from 4-6 p.m. in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center.

“A Global Dialogue: Women in Higher Education” will bring together university presidents and chancellors from around the world, who will share their perspectives on women’s leadership in higher education.

Joining UH Hilo Chancellor Rose Tseng will be Chen Naifang, former president, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Chen Wejia, chair of University Council, Communication University of China, Josefina Castillo Baltodano, president, Marion University, Mary Jossy Nakandha Okwakol, vice chancellor, Busitema University, Uganda, Noriko Mizuta, chancellor, Josai University Corporation and president, Josai International University of Japan, Sandra Harding, vice chancellor, James Cook University, Australia and Virginia Hinshaw, chancellor of University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Participants will share their personal stories of achievement and discuss how women are playing an increasingly prominent role in shaping higher education during their dialogue moderated by Luoluo Hong, vice chancellor for student affairs.

An international dessert reception, in honor of the guests, will be held on the Center lanai following the event.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact the UH Hilo ConferenceCenter at (808) 974-7555 or email

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