UVU Woodbury School Of Business Leader Susan Madsen To Receive Salt Lake Chamber’s Pathfinder Award
November 5, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Whitney Wilkinson (801) 863-5483
Susan R. Madsen, the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, will be honored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of the 2012 Pathfinder Award to be presented Nov. 15 at the 36th annual Women & Business Conference at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Madsen will be recognized for her extensive work and research in women’s leadership and education and the Utah Women in Education Project.
“The support of women and higher education is a vital issue,” said Madsen. “Increasing the number of women who attend and graduate from college will significantly improve the lives of individuals, while at the same time, have a meaningful impact on society. It’s gratifying to have additional attention brought to this crucial subject.”
Madsen is the driving force behind the Utah Women and Education Project, which seeks to encourage young women to attend and graduate from college. Her work in women’s education and leadership has received national and international recognition.
“Dr. Madsen’s research and efforts in women’s leadership and education have been simply extraordinary,” said Norman Wright, dean of the Woodbury School of Business. “We applaud this recognition of her many past and ongoing achievements in the scholarly pursuit of women’s leadership topics and her considerable body of work to help elevate and create greater awareness about the importance of women pursuing higher education in Utah, the nation and around the world.”
The Pathfinder Award is presented annually to community leaders who have a history of support for women and women’s issues, and who have worked to further the development and recognition of women. Other 2012 award recipients include: Sarah George, executive director of the Natural History Museum of Utah; Debra Hoyt, director of corporate giving with Questar Corporation; Dr. Vivian Lee, director of the University of Utah’s Health Sciences department; and Molly Mazzolini, partner and brand integration director with Infinite Scale.
About the UVU Woodbury School of Business
The Woodbury School of Business is the largest business school in the Utah System of Higher Education and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Woodbury School supports a variety of engaged learning projects and programs, including the Entrepreneurship Institute in which students start their own business. The school is distinguished for its focus on student development, entrepreneurship, global involvement and innovative teaching. In addition to traditional undergraduate courses of study in disciplines ranging from accounting to marketing, the WSB offers an MBA program that accommodates the schedule of working professionals through evening and weekend classes.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.