Dr. Vanessa Jackson, Associate Professor in the Department of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles, has been selected to participate in the prestigious Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Wellesley Institute.  The HERS Wellesley Institute provides professional development for women in faculty, mid- and senior-level positions in higher education administration.  The curriculum is structured to prepare participants for institutional leadership roles and provides knowledge, skills, and perspectives for achieving institutional goals and maximizing resources.

Dr. Jackson will attend five three-day weekend sessions at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.  She is one of 50 women selected from across that country to participate this year. 

On campus at UK, Dr. Jackson was recently appointed to the Provost's University Committee on Academic Planning and Priority.  She also serves on the University Senate Council, the Equal Opportunity Panel, the University Benefits Committee, and the President's Commission on Diversity.

Congratulations to Dr. Jackson for her selection to be part of the HERS Wellesely Institute!