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August 07, 2007

Temple President Hart to Deliver Keynote Address at October Quarterly

Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart, who began her tenure as the university's first female president in July 2006 will deliver the keynote remarks at the Association's Tuesday, Oct. 16 Quarterly Meeting and Luncheon at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market St.

The Association will present its annual Sandra Day O'Connor Award at the event to Lynn A. Marks, Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts. The Sandra Day O'Connor Award is presented annually to a woman attorney who has demonstrated superior legal talent, achieved significant legal accomplishments and has furthered the advancement of women in both the profession and the community. The Award was established in 1993 to recognize the important contributions that women attorneys in Philadelphia have made to the legal profession.

The event is sponsored by PNC Wealth Management.

Hart came to Temple from the University of New Hampshire, where she served as president. Before leading UNH, she was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif. Hart also served as professor of educational leadership, dean of the Graduate School and special assistant to the president at the University of Utah.

Hart received an M.A. in History and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, both from the University of Utah. Her research interests include leadership succession and development, work redesign and organizational behavior in educational organizations, and academic freedom and freedom of speech in higher education.

During her career, Hart has been actively involved in leadership roles in numerous professional and service organizations. She is chair-elect of the Commission on International Programs of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges. While president at UNH, Hart served on the Board of Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire, the Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of New Hampshire, and the Board of Governors of New Hampshire Public Television, as well as serving as an incorporator of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

Her publications include more than 85 articles and book chapters and five books and edited volumes, among them The Principalship: A Theory of Professional Learning and Practice (1996) with Paul V. Bredeson and Designing and Conducting Research (1996) with Clifford J. Drew and Michael L. Hardman. Hart has also served as editor of Educational Administration Quarterly, the top-referred research journal in her field.

She has been recognized for her achievements and service by many organizations, including the Business and Professional Women's Foundation, the University Council for Educational Administration, and the Utah Women's Forum, and has been honored as a Distinguished Alumna of the College of Humanities of the University of Utah.

In addition to her academic and administrative work, Hart has been a consultant to many educational institutions, universities, and nonprofit organizations both nationally and internationally.

Hart and her husband, Randy, have four daughters, two granddaughters, and four grandsons.

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