2020 Annual Conference is March 5th

Leading Ladies: Charting the Course Together

The 2020 Annual Conference will be held at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. at the campus Younts Conference Center located at 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville, S.C. 29613 on Thurs. and Fri., March  5th and 6th.

Register now to join us. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 26.



Overnight accommodations are available at The Hampton Inn in Travelers Rest.  Special conference rate code to use when making personal reservation is WHE under group name SCWHE block of rooms.  Limited number of rooms are held through Feb. 5th so make your reservation soon!  Room rate is: $119.00 per room, per night (queen and/or king).  The hotel is located at 593 Roe Center Court, Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690 and the phone # is 864-834-5550.


Conference Agenda 

Theme:         Leading Ladies: Charting the Course Together
Location:     Furman University (Younts Conference Center)
DATE:            March 5-6, 2020


8:30-9:00       Registration Open and Auction bidding begins

8:30-9:00       IR Light Breakfast and Networking

9:00-10:00     Session 1: IRs & Directors  & Chairs:
                          True Colors/Strengths

10:00-10:15    Break

10:15 -11:15     Session 2: Charting Your Course   

11:30 -1:00     Lunch for registered IRs, Directors 
                         & Chairs & Board Members Only

12:30-1:00      Registration

1:00-2:30        Welcome and Introduction of Scholarship
                                Recipients, Susan Pope-SCWHE President
                          Greetings: Elizabeth Davis- ACE Exec.
                          Keynote Speaker: Dr. Belle Wheelen

2:30-2:45        Refreshment Break

2:45-3:45        Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 1: Mental Health
  • Session 2: Characteristics of the students –
    how to lead these students, how do you relate to them,
    how do you talk to them? Generational. Demographics.

4:00-5:00        Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 1: Balancing of Life and Work/
    Health Self-care Balance
  • Session 2: How Organizations Grow and
    Survive in the Maturity State

5:00 -5:30       Potential Campus Walking Tour

5:30-6:30        Happy Hour and Martha Kime Piper Award & Pin Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore

6:30-8:30        Dinner and Entertainment



8:00-9:30       Auction Results and light breakfast

9:00 -9:30      Dissertation Overview Study of
                          West Point Female Students

9:30-10:30     President’s Panel

10:30-10:45   Break

10:45-11:45    Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 1: Communication Styles
  • Session 2: Networking

12:00-1:00      Lunch and Closing Speaker: Brooks Harper



Please note:

The SCHWE Annual Conference is intended for women who serve in South Carolina’s higher education system through their roles on their respective campuses.  Participants committed to supporting and advancing women in higher education are welcome to attend the conference without regard to gender, gender identity or gender expression.  Please note that conference events and meals are intended for registered conference participants only.