General Loree Sutton, Panel of UCR Leaders Highlight Women in Leadership Speaker Series

Events, co-sponsored by the Women's Resource Center, feature high-profile, inspirational women


The Women in Leadership Panel is part of the Women’s Resource Center-sponsored Women in Leadership Speaker’s Series.

RIVERSIDE, Calif.  —  Retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Loree Sutton and a panel discussion of five distinguished women from UC Riverside will highlight the the UC Riverside Women’s Resource Center’s Women in Leadership Speaker Series during the month of November.

“The speakers series is an annual event that showcases high-profile women who can serve as inspiration and a springboard for both UCR’s female students, staff, and faculty as well as other populations in the campus community,” said Adrienne Sims, director of the Women’s Resource Center.

The UCR Women in Leadership Panel will discuss women and leadership, equity and advancement, social justice, cultural competence and life challenges. The 90-minute round table features UCR Extension Dean Sharon Duffy, Vice Provost for Faculty Success, Equity & Diversity and Professor of Psychology Mary Gauvain, Graduate Student Association Co-Executive Vice President Darcie McClelland Descalzo, Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Services Bobbi McCracken, and Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Personnel Katina Napper.

The panel is on Wednesday, November 6 at 3 p.m. in the Highlander Union Building (HUB) room 355. The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be $5 for individuals without a UCR parking permit.

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Retired Brigadier General Loree Sutton

Sutton, who served as the highest-ranking psychiatrist in the U.S. Army, will share lessons from neuroscience and 25 years of leadership in her presentation, “Women as Transformational Leaders: Risk-Taking, Resilience and Leadership,” on November 14 at 3:30 p.m. in HUB 302 South. Admission is free, but parking is $5 for those without a UCR permit.

Sutton is the founding director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and is special assistant to both the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and the commander of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas.

Sutton also has a connection to UC Riverside and Inland Southern California. Her father was a professor at UC Riverside and she spent her childhood here, eventually returning to attend medical school at Loma Linda University.

“I am looking forward to hearing General Sutton talk about the reality of a glass ceiling for women leaders as well as preparing them to serve as transformational way-makers in meeting the human potential imperative,” Sims said.

Both events are co-sponsored by the WRC, UCR Women’s Studies, and the Leadership Community for Women.

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