Helen S. Astin, a psychologist, is a professor of higher education and Associate Director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA.
Dr. Astin has served as a member of the board of the National Council
for Research on Women and as a member of the Committee on Women's Employment
and Related Social Issues of the National Research Council. She has been
trustee of Hampshire College and Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles. She has been President of the Division of the Psychology of Women of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Astin has published numerous articles and eleven books, including Women of Influence, Women of Vision: A cross-generational study of leaders and social change (1991); The Woman Doctorate in America (1969); Some Action of Her Own: The Adult Woman and Higher Education (1976); and Higher Education and the Disadvantaged Student (1972).
From 1983 to 1987, Dr. Astin served as Associate Provost of UCLA's College
of Letters and Sciences. Before coming to UCLA, she was Director of Research
and Education for the University Research Corporation in Washington, DC.
Carol S. Hollenshead
Carol S. Hollenshead is Director of the University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women (CEW) and Chair of the University of Michigan President's Advisory Commission on Women's Issues.
As Director of the Center for the Education of Women, Dr. Hollenshead
has served as director/co-director of research and intervention programs
concerning women in the academy, women's organizations and leadership,
women in science, mathematics and engineering, as well as women's education and careers. Current endeavors include a study of graduates of top ranked business schools being conducted by CEW, the University of Michigan
Business School and Catalyst Inc.; the University of Michigan Faculty Worklife Study which is examining issues of faculty work environments, satisfaction and retention; the Women of Color in the Academy Project designed to highlight the contributions of women of color in the academy and larger communities and to build a network of women of color faculty; and research and advocacy concerning access for low income women to higher education.
Dr. Hollenshead is active in a variety of education and professional organizations including the American Council on Education National Network of Women Leaders. From 1994-1996 she also served as the Chair of the Board of the National Council for Research on Women (NCROW).
Dr. Hollenshead edited The Equity Equation: Fostering the Advancement
of Women in the Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering, with colleagues
Cinda-Sue Davis, Angela Ginorio, Barbara Lazarus, and Paula Rayman. (1996,
Laura L. Rendon is the Veffie Milstead Jones Endowed Chair at California
State University, Long Beach. She is also professor of Educational
Leadership and Policy Studies at Arizona State University (ASU). Previously,
Dr. Rendon served as Director of Assessment in the Ford Foundation's Urban
Partnership Program that involved 16 urban cities which organized city-wide
alliances to improve the participation, retention, and graduation of at-risk
students through innovative school reform efforts and systematic change
initiatives. From 1991-96 Dr. Rendon was a Senior
Research Associate with the National Center for Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment funded by the Office of Education Research and Improvement, US Department of Education.
Dr. Rendon holds a PhD in higher education administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1982), an MA in counseling and guidance and psychology from Texas A&I University, Kingsville (1975), and a BA in English and journalism from the University of Houston.
Dr. Rendon is the past President of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (AHSE), the premier scholarly organization of over 1000 members concerned with teaching, curriculum, research or professional service in the study of higher education. Dr. Rendon is on the National Advisory Boards of the National Council of Community and Educational Partnerships, Washington, D.C., the Community College Research Institute and Columbia University Teachers College. Previously, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association for Higher Education.
Dr. Rendon has co-edited two books, Educating a New Majority: Transforming
America's Educational System for Diversity (1996) and the ASHE Ethnic/Racial
Diversity Reader (1996) and has authored or co-authored more
than 60 book chapters, journal and magazine articles and research publications. Dr. Rendon is associate editor of The Journal of Minorities in Science and Engineering and VOCES: Journal of Chicana/Latina Studies.
Dr. Donna Shavlik currently works with her husband, Dr. Frank Shavlik, in their consultation business, ACT-Associates for Consultation and Training. Dr. Shavlik is a Senior Fellow with the American Council on Education where she works with the Division of Institutional and International Initiatives on the ACE Kellogg Projects on Institutional transformation, and the Office of Women in Higher Education and the Center for Policy Alternatives on Roundtables for Women Leaders across the various societal sectors. She also serves on the Board for the National Council for Research on Women.
For twenty-four years, 1973-1997, Dr. Shavlik was on the staff of the American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education, where she served as director for the past 15 years. This Office provides a national voice for women in higher education, with a special focus on the advancement of women leaders. During her tenure at the ACE Office of Women, Dr. Shavlik coordinated efforts among higher education associations relative to women's equity and leadership, identifying special issues affecting the advancement of women in the academy, consulting with institutions on equity and promotion matters, writing about Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, making presentations on women in administration, and creating strategies to address these issues. Along with colleagues Judy Touchton and Carol Pearson, she edited Educating the Majority: Women Challenge Tradition in Higher Education.
John B. Slaughter
John B. Slaughter holds a PhD in engineering science from the University of California, San Diego (1971), a MS in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (1961), and a BS in Computer Sciences from Kansas State University (1956).
Dr. John Slaughter has served as Provost, Washington State University;
the Director of the National Science Foundation; Chancellor, University
of Maryland, College Park; President, Occidental College; and currently
Irving R. Melbo Professor of Leadership Education at the University of Southern California. In addition, Dr. Slaughter has received several distinguished honors, including induction into the American Society of Engineering Education; Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, UCLA and UCSD; and Distinguished Service Award, NSF.
Laurel L. Wilkening
Laurel Wilkening retired in 1998 after a 27-year career in higher education and research. She served as Chancellor of the University of California, Irvine; Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Washington; and Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College, Vice Provost, Acting Dean of Sciences, Director of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and Head of the Department of Planetary Sciences at the University of Arizona. Concurrently with these positions she held professorial appointments.
During her scientific career she served on numerous commissions and
committees related to the US space program, notably as Vice Chair of the
National Commission on Space. Currently Dr. Wilkening serves as a Director
of Seagate Technology, Inc. and on the Boards of several nonprofit organizations
including Reed College, the Planetary Society, and Research Corporation.