CLARKSTON, Ga.—Dr. Karen Wheel-Carter, associate dean for strategic initiatives at Georgia State University Perimeter College, has been accepted to the Weekend HERS Leadership Institute 2022-2023 cohort.
Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) is a national organization focused on developing women leaders in higher education.
At Perimeter College, Wheel-Carter leads the strategic planning process and other initiatives, including the Dean’s Fellows and Seed Grant programs. Her responsibilities also involve bringing external opportunities to the college. Additionally, Wheel-Carter is co-chair of the university-wide strategic plan.
As a HERS Leadership Institute participant, Wheel-Carter will increase her leadership capacity and develop strategies to emphasize inclusiveness and equitability at Perimeter. Acceptance to the institute is granted after an arduous and competitive application process.
“I am honored to be selected as a participant in the next HERS leadership cohort,” Wheel-Carter said.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to build upon my skills as an administrative leader for the benefit of Perimeter College.”
The HERS Leadership Institute launched 50 years ago. Since then, more than 6,000 women have participated in the program which has an overarching goal to “create and sustain a diverse community of woman-identified leaders to serve as bold agents of inclusive and equitable change for higher education,” according to the organization’s webpage.
“Dr. Wheel-Carter will bring an enormous amount of leadership and visionary ideas to the HERS program,” said Dr. Cynthia Lester, Perimeter College interim dean.
“In turn, I know that by participating in the Institute, she will gain deeper insight into some of higher education’s more challenging problems, a value that will prove immeasurable to the future growth of Perimeter College.”
Wheel-Carter’s participation in the HERS institute kicked off this week in Boston and will include four immersion weekends between now and next year. The participants represent 56 institutions (both public and private) from 28 states.