President of University of Colorado to speak on women and leadership at ISU Jan. 22

AMES, Iowa -- Elizabeth Hoffman, president of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will present a lecture on "One Women's Path to Leadership" at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in Rooms 220-230 Scheman Building, Iowa State Center.

The event is part of a yearlong program sponsored by Iowa State University's Advancing Women Leaders series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Hoffman became president of the three-campus, 52,000-student University of Colorado system in 2000. She came to Colorado from the University of Illinois, Chicago, where she was provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs. She was the dean of Iowa State's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences from July 1993 to October 1997.

Hoffman earned a doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a second doctorate in economics from the California Institute of Technology. Pasadena. She has a master's degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in history from Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

The lecture will be followed by comments from Ann Thompson, chair of ISU's University Committee on Women and interim associate dean of research and graduate studies for the College of Education, and Judy Vance, chair of the department of mechanical engineering.

The Advancing Women Leaders series is sponsored by the University Committee on Women, Women's Leadership Consortium, Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics, Office of the Provost and the Committee on Lectures. The 2004-05 series will consist of presentations by four nationally prominent women leaders and Women's Leadership Summit on April 15.

Parking for the event will be in Lot B1 at the Iowa State Center (north of Scheman). Please enter the parking lot from Center Drive, coming from Beach Avenue. At the entrance, tell the attendant that you are attending the women's leadership event and you will be allowed to enter. A map of the area is online.