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Evans named to inaugural class of Women's Leadership Fellows

Kristen B. Morales

November 23, 2015

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Ellen Evans, professor and director of the Center for Physical Activity and Health in the Department of Kinesiology, is among nine female faculty members across the University of Georgia who will be taking part in the inaugural Women's Leadership Fellows Program.

The cohort includes representatives from seven schools and colleges, as well as the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. As Fellows, the faculty members will attend monthly meetings led by senior administrators across campus, along with visiting speakers from academia, business, and other fields. The program concludes in June with a weekend retreat for more in-depth learning.

The program aims to provide a structure where the participants can hone their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities that confront a research institution.

Evans, who is also the coordinator for the exercise and sport science program, researches effective and sustainable physical activity and exercise interventions, with an emphasis on women's health and aging. She is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health's National Research Service Award and is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Obesity Society.

"The inaugural class of Women's Leadership Fellows have already accomplished so much in their careers, and they are poised to make an even greater impact on the University of Georgia," said Pamela Whitten, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

The Women's Leadership Fellows were chosen from nominations from deans and other senior administrators as well as from self-nominations.

Related links: Department of Kinesiology