On March 5 President Ruth V. Watkins will speak at the Seventh Annual Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women’s Legacy Archive Lecture at the Marriott Library. The event will be held in the Gould auditorium on the first floor at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.
President Watkins will share the story of her own career trajectory, how mentors made a difference in her life and why it is important to give and receive guidance. She will also discuss what it takes for women to rise and achieve career success and the importance of mentors.
Dr. Ruth V. Watkins, the 16th president of the University of Utah, is guiding the state’s flagship institution to unprecedented heights. A little over one year into Watkins’ presidency, the university was selected as a new member of the Association of American Universities—an invitation-only, prestigious group of 65 leading research institutions marked by excellence in academic expertise and research impact, student success, and securing resources in support of core missions. President Watkins’ signature initiatives include degree completion, innovative student funding models, strong partnerships with community stakeholders, uniting the campus as One U to drive innovation in research, education, and operational efficiency, and addressing grand societal challenges such as mental health and interpersonal violence.