The UTC Department of Women’s Studies continues the 2011-2012 Speakers Series—Explore, Connect, Empower, with a presentation about University athletics. “The Modern History of Women’s Athletics” is the third lecture in the series to be presented on Monday, October 17, 3 p.m., in the Ocoee Room of the UTC University Center. The theme of the series, Women and the University, celebrates the 125th Anniversary of U.T.C. These lectures are free and open to the public.

Laura Herron

Laura Herron, Senior Associate Athletics Director and Senior Woman Administrator for the UTC Department of Athletics, will present a review of how Title IX has changed the scope of UTC women’s athletics program over the past twenty years.

Herron has oversight of UTC compliance office staff and serves as sport administrator for volleyball, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, softball, men’ tennis, and women’s tennis. She oversees student-athlete welfare, gender equity issues, and is the director of game day operations for volleyball, women’s basketball and softball as well as several NCAA and Southern Conference postseason events for the Mocs.
Future lectures in the Women’s Studies Speakers Series include:

Friday, November 11th at 2 p.m., UC, Lookout Mountain Room
Cara Vandergriff, Blake Harris, Nora Ketron, Carla Fulgham, and Lauren Shepard
Title: “Student and Recent Alumnae Discuss Women’s Studies and Life After College”

Wednesday November 16th at 3 p.m., Room: Grote 131
Steve Cox, Library
Title: “Emma Bell Miles: Struggles of an Early 20th Century Appalachian Woman”

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