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News Release, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
St. Mary’s City, MD- St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda C. Jordan has been appointed board chair to the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) board of directors. President Jordan has been on the board since July 2018 and has served on several committees, including the Advancement Committee (2018-2019), and prior to her current appointment, also served as the chair of Nominations & Governance (2019-2020). She is a HERS Leadership Institute Alumna 2000.
“To serve on a board focused on empowering women to develop their leadership skills is a privilege that has been bestowed upon me and I will not squander it. As a HERS Bryn Mawr 2000 participant, our motto was “Administration as a creative act.” I have come back to that motto time and time again as I’ve risen through the ranks. The HERS experience was transformative and I am honored to be in a position where I can work to ensure that it remains so for many years to come,” said Jordan.
According to the website, HERS was founded in 1972 and is a “leadership development and research organization that is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse network of women leaders in higher education. HERS proudly serves as both a network and hub of resources for women eager to advance both themselves and their respective institutions of higher education.”
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Jordan leading the HERS board of directors. She brings skills and experience that will be beneficial for HERS as we navigate through these challenging next couple of years as HERS continues our mission to develop a diverse network of women leaders in higher education,” said Verna M. Fitzsimmons, HERS president, and HERS Leadership Institute Alumna 2011.