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January 22, 2008

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The University of Texas at Tyler

Assistant Vice President at UT Tyler Appointed to Leadership Texas Class


Dr. Lou Ann Berman, assistant vice president for student success at The University of Texas at Tyler, was appointed to the Foundation of Women’s Resources Leadership Texas Class of 2008, Dr. Howard Patterson, UT Tyler interim vice president for student affairs and external relations, announced.

She is one of 102 women leaders across the state chosen to participate in the year-long Leadership Texas program, which provides the most up-to-date information on leadership and issues affecting Texas through presentations by renowned experts, educators, government officials and facilitators.

For the application process, Berman submitted her philosophy and thoughts of leadership and how women can make significant contributions in leadership.

This year’s theme is “The Changing Face of Texas.” Participants will attend sessions in five different Texas cities to examine themes of education, economy and the environment. With the sessions, participants can then develop a greater understanding of various ways Texas is evolving.

“It’s an honor to be selected and to represent UT Tyler across the state,” said Berman. “I think that by understanding and learning those issues at the state level, I will come back with new insights and leadership skills to benefit the UT Tyler community and the East Texas region.”

Serving UT Tyler since 2005, Berman holds a master of education degree in health studies at UT Tyler and a Ph.D. in health studies from Texas Woman’s University. She also holds associate and bachelor’s degrees from Tyler Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University, respectively.

Established in Austin in 1974, the Foundation of Women’s Resources advances the power of leadership and legacy through unparalleled programs to connect, inspire, empower and honor diverse and dynamic women leaders.

For more information, visit http://www.womensresources.org/LT.asp.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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