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Dean of APUS School of Arts and Humanities Dr. Grace Glass Completes Premier Leadership Training at 2016 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute

Denver, CO, August 1, 2016 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is pleased to announce that Dr. Grace Glass, Dean, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University System (APUS), completed the 2016 HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute, July 11-23, 2016. Dr. Glass joined 63 women leaders across the United States as part of the HERS Institute at Bryn Mawr College.

For over 40 years, HERS has prepared women faculty and administrators for leadership roles in higher education. At one of the three HERS Institutes – HERS Denver, HERS Bryn Mawr, and HERS Wellesley – participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to lead change on their campus and positively affect higher education. The participants selected for this year’s HERS Denver cohort represent institutions across the U.S.

Institute sessions included Managing and Leading Change: Your Role in Re-inventing Higher Education, Negotiation Strategies, Navigating Executive Searches in Higher Education, Leaning into Turbulent Times, Diversity and Inclusion and Reframing: Work-Life to Living Well.  

Faculty and guest speakers included: Donna Wilson, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Lock Haven University; Molly Smith, Provost and Vice President, St. Martin’s University; Belinda Miles, President, Westchester Community College; and Pamela Gunter-Smith, President, York College.

“The HERS Summer Institute was transformative. The self-knowledge, leadership development, and close relationships I gained will serve me well moving forward.” said Dr. Glass.

Dr. Glass has been serving as dean since 2015. She previously served as Associate Dean of General Studies at Northcentral Technical College and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DeVry University in Chicago. Her participation in the HERS Bryn Mawr Institute was sponsored by APUS President Dr. Karan Powell.

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About HERS
HERS – Higher Education Resource Services – is an educational non-profit providing leadership and management development for women in higher education. Since 1972 HERS has served the higher education community, preparing more than 5000 women faculty and administrators for leadership roles. The HERS Institutes are offered on three campuses – University of Denver, Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College – and deliberately seek a diverse group of women leaders to share and learn from their multiple perspectives under the guidance of women faculty from higher education, national organizations, government, and foundations. For more information, visit 

About American Public University System

American Public University System, recipient of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education and four-time recipient of the OLC Effective Practice Award, offers more than 190 online degree and certificate programs through American Military University and American Public University. More than 65,000 alumni worldwide have benefited from APUS's relevant curriculum, affordability, and flexibility in pursuing and earning degrees in such areas as business, information technology, and security and global studies. For further information, visit

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