Dean of Faculty Honored with Woman of Power Award

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 24, 2008) — Scripps College Dean of Faculty Cecilia Conrad was honored with a Women of Power Award at the 2008 annual conference of the National Urban League, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to economics.

The Women of Power award is presented to powerful women who have risen to leadership positions in sports, business, politics, and entertainment. Past Woman of Power honorees include Ursula Burns, President of Xerox, CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

This year’s conference theme was “Get. Grow. Go!”, which focuses on opportunities to provide economic opportunities to African Americans with provisions to thrive, earn, own and prosper, with particular emphasis on children, jobs, housing and entrepreneurship.

  • Read Cecilia’s editorial “Black Women: The Unfinished Agenda,” available at The American Prospect

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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