Whittier College News Release

Whittier College
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Oct. 22, 2003
Reference: 03/04: 20
Contact: Caye Brundage Riley at (562) 907-4974 

Whittier College Dean Honored by Former Institution 

Susan Gotsch, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Whittier College, is headed back to Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, for the Susan Gotsch Symposium on Women and Work.  The symposium will be held Oct. 24-25 on the Hartwick campus. 

The symposium was named and organized in honor of Gotsch, who served as vice president and dean of academic affairs at Hartwick for a decade prior to coming to Whittier.  She was also professor of sociology.  The symposium will bring together people from the college and the community to discuss historical and current women’s issues.  One of the symposium participants will be Tracy Poon Tambascia, dean of students at Whittier, who will participate in a panel presentation on women and economic issues. 

Award-winning journalist and writer Vivian Gornick will present the keynote address “Elizabeth Cady Stanton:  Existentialist Among the Reformers” Friday evening.  Gornick is the author of several books including Approaching Eye Level, Fierce Attachments, and The End of the Novel of Love.  Other session topics include common issues for working women; women’s movements in South Africa;  academic women’s lives; historical perspectives on women and work; historical and cross-cultural perspectives on sex, herbs and birth control; and women and science. 

Before her appointment at Hartwick, Gotsch was at Arcadia University, at Rowan University, and at Tuskegee University.  She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Bryn Mawr College.  She also holds an M.A. in political science from East Stroudsburg State University and a B.A. in history from Valparaiso University. 

Located 18 miles east of Los Angeles, Whittier College is an independent, four-year college offering traditional liberal arts majors and strong pro-professional programs taught in the context of the liberal arts.  Whittier Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools, is located on a separate campus in Costa Mesa.

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