Former Kentucky Governor, and past president of St. Catharine College, Martha Layne Collins will speak at SCC on March 20 as part of a Women’s History Month celebration.
Collins will share her experiences as a female leader in the male dominated fields of U.S. politics and higher education.
Collins was Kentucky Governor from December 1931 to December 1987. Following her time in political office, she was the president of St. Catharine College from 1990 to 1996.
Since her time at SCC, she has held a part-time position as “executive scholar in residence” at Georgetown College. In 1999, she was named Honorary Consul General of Japan in Kentucky, a position which involved promoting Japanese interests in Kentucky, encouraging Japanese investment in the state, and encouraging cultural understanding between Kentucky and Japan. In 2001, she was named co-chair of the Kentucky Task Force on the Economic Status of Women. In January 2005, she became the chairwoman and chief executive officer of the Kentucky World Trade Center.
Collins will speak March 20, at 10 a.m. in Pettus Auditorium, located in the Richard S. Hamilton Health and Science Building.
Here is a list of other Women’s History Month events coming up this week at St. Catharine College:
March 20, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Pettus Auditorium – U.S. Women’s History Class Presentations. Come watch a series of short presentations on a variety of topics on American women from the 1700s to the present.
March 21, 7 - 9 p.m. - Pettus Auditorium - Women’s History Month Film Series, Made in Dagenham, a 2010 film dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant in East London, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.
March 22 - 2:30 p.m. - Pettus Auditorium - Rudrani Devi. Devi is a Tennessee native and survivor of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. Told she would never walk again, she persevered through her 25-month recovery and ran the 2011 Boston Marathon. She is the author of Soul Survivor and For the Love of Running.
March 27 – 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Pettus Auditorium – U.S. Women’s History class presentations. Come watch a series of short presentations on a variety of topics on American women from the 1700s to the present.