The Way Up Leadership Conference Records
The Way Up Leadership Conference papers consist of conference registration and schedule brochures and lists of institutional representatives and planning committee members for the conferences held between 1983-1994.
- 1983 - 1994
Conditions Governing Access
These papers are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by the donor has been transferred to the University of Iowa.
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Iowa-based conference held annually since 1983 to promote women in higher education.
Biographical / Historical
In 1982, the Iowa Department of Education organized a Women in Higher Education conference designed to promote the involvement of women in higher education administration. Iowa State Board of Regents member Margaret “Peg” Anderson gathered a coalition of Iowa women leaders to organize the first The Way Up conference in 1983. Anderson was also active in the Iowa Coordinating Council for Post High School Education and the Iowa Commission on the Status of Women. Other members of the founding coalition included Bob Barak (State Board of Regents), Beverly Gillette Bunker (Iowa Department of Education), Gene Gardner (Iowa Association of Community College Trustees), Pat Geadelmann (ACE-NIP Executive Committee, Iowa Commission on the Status of Women, University of Northern Iowa), Sue Follon (Iowa Commission on the Status of Women), John Hartung (Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, Iowa Coordinating Council for Post High School Education), and Charlotte Nelson (Iowa Commission on the Status of Women).1 Anderson served as the conference chair in 1983 and 1984. Other women who chaired multiple iterations of the conference include Doreen Hayek, Judy Muselmann, Karen Anderson, and Rhonda Pennings. The conference’s mission statement is “Developing Women Leaders to Enhance Iowa Higher Education,” and conference themes have included women’s leadership, empowerment, and collaboration.2
1- “Background,” The Way Up (2017). https://wayup-iowa.org/background-way. 2- “Mission,” The Way Up (2017). https://wayup-iowa.org/way-mission-statement-and-goals; “History,” The Way Up (2017). https://wayup-iowa.org/sites/default/files/wayuphistorical_informationchart2016.pdf.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers (donor no. 1) were donated by Margaret "Peg" Anderson in 2017.
- Anderson, Margaret, 1928-
- College administrators
- Continuing education
- Education, Higher
- Educational leadership
- Follon, Sue, 1942-1998
- Geadelmann, Patricia L.
- Iowa Commission on the Status of Women
- Iowa Cooperative Study of Post High School Education
- Iowa Women's Political Caucus
- Public universities and colleges
- Sex discrimination in higher education
- Universities and colleges
- Women in higher education
- The Way Up Leadership Conference records
- Katherine Walden