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Women’s Sports: Developing Leaders

William Smith Athletics Director Susan Bassett to Speak at the New York State ACE Women’s Network Annual Conference

(March 3, 2005) GENEVA, N.Y. – Susan Bassett, director of athletics at William Smith College, will present on “Women’s Sports: Developing Leaders” at 2 and 3:15 p.m. at the New York State ACE Women’s Network Annual Conference at Ithaca College on March 17.

For the past nine years, Bassett has been the director of athletics at William Smith College. Under her leadership William Smith has produced two national championships and three Eastern College Athletic Conference titles. The former chair of the NCAA Division III Management Council, Bassett currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators.

Beyond the athletic arena, Bassett has been instrumental in developing the whole Heron with the introduction of the Peak Performance Plan. The program, which received additional funding from an NCAA grant in 2003-04, aims to help student-athletes achieve peak performance academically, athletically, and professionally.

The New York State Network for Women Leaders in Higher Education is an informal organization begun in 1977 by the Office of Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education (ACE) as part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of talented women in policy-making positions in higher education.

The organization consists of state networks of leaders across the country interested in advancing qualified women in the world of higher education. The organization is committed to moving women into college presidencies and other senior level positions.

The New York State ACE Women’s Network Conference Web site provides more information about presenters, program, directions, accommodations and contact information. To learn more, visit www.ithaca.edu/ace or contact Janet Reohr, associate dean at jreohr@ithaca.edu.