June 17, 2024

Forum Reveals Reality of Racial Issues at UMW

Do you have to be a person of color to be offended by a racial epithet? No, according to Alexandra Polymeropoulos, a junior at the University of Mary Washington. During a lively discussion Wednesday evening in a session of Mary Washington’s U.S. Race & Reality Forum, Polymeropoulos said she is riled every time she hears […]

Gower Presents in Continuing & Professional Studies Program

Congratulations to Kim Gower, Assistant Professor in the College of Business, who became the first faculty member to participate in a UMW Continuing & Professional Studies program when she presented the closing session at Mary Washington Hospital on Friday, January 26.  Dr. Gower’s presentation was part of the hospital’s annual leadership conference entitled, “Operation Endeavor: Boldly Going Where We Haven’t Gone Before.” The focus of the conference was equipping the 60-plus leaders from across the organization to prepare for, implement, and sustain through times of change. 

Kim Gower presents at Mary Washington Hospital conference as part of the UMW Continuing Studies program.

Kim Gower presents at Mary Washington Hospital conference as part of the UMW Continuing Studies program.

The program was the result of months of discussion between Kimberly Young, Executive Director of Continuing & Professional Studies, and key leaders at the organization to better understand their needs and how the university could best meet those needs.  “Dr. Gower delivered a relevant and customized message with professionalism, wit, and a special touch of sarcasm that is uniquely Kim,” said Dr. Young. “This was a critical step in establishing a broader partnership and she was the right fit for what they needed.”

If you are interested in participating in Continuing and Professional Studies programs, contact Kimberly Young at kyoung3@umw.edu.

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Gower Publishes Article in Organization Management Journal

Kim Gower, assistant professor in the College of Business, co-authored an article with Barbara Ritter and Patricia A. Hedberg titled “Enhancing Teacher Credibility: What We Can Learn From the Justice and Leadership Literature,” Organization Management Journal, 13 (2), published online 6/22/16 (see the link:  http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/xb7qMHsVs2E8wgIbJnvm/full).