OWHE’S Annual Conference gathers Oregon women from various intersecting identities and disciplines to connect, dialogue, grow and lead positive change in higher education. With a focus on diversity- encompassing women of all different identities and disciplines; and Inclusion- creating environments in which all are welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate, 2014’s conference theme is

THRIVE: Transformation ● Hope ● Renewal ● Innovation ● Vitality ● Engagement

THRIVE will bring together diverse perspectives of women from various identities (race, class, gender, ability, etc.) and career paths with the hope of  building community and solidarity by supporting all Oregon Women in Higher-Education to thrive and lead.

Join us for Oregon Women in Higher Education’s 34th annual conference on January 24, 2014 at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Providing Oregon women the opportunity to meet and share professional knowledge and skills, this conference is well-known for its low cost, friendly atmosphere, and valuable sessions. Registration opens November 26th, 2013.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER OF THE 2014 CONFERENCE : Dr. Avel Louise Gordly, activist, community organizer, first African-American woman to be elected to the Oregon State Senate and among many other reasons she is an inspiration to many.

Please click here for a list of presentations 


Join us for the 2014 conference! Complete a quick registration form!


Professionals, Faculty/Staff*: $125

Students: $50
*If you are selected to present at the 2014 conference, your registration is FREE!

Conference attendees who need lodging are encouraged to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Location and Maps 
The 34th annual conference will be hosted on Oregon State University’s campus in Corvallis, Oregon.

Memorial Union Ballroom and Campus Map:http://mu.oregonstate.edu/reservations/map-directions 
Google Map of Parking:http://oregonstate.edu/conferences/parking

2013-14 Excellence Awards Nomination

Oregon Women in Higher Education is excited to recognize women who have positively contributed to their campuses, communities, and beyond. We especially want to honor those individuals who envision an educational, social and political climate in which diverse women benefit from the opportunities in higher education and shape the progression of their chosen field.

We encourage you to nominate an outstanding woman leader (2-year and 4-year institutions) for these awards. Recipients will be recognized at the Oregon Women in Higher Education Conference at Oregon State University on January 24, 2014.

Fill out your nomination at our Google Form.

Questions about the conference can be directed to owheconf@gmail.com

  • Imposter Syndrome: Implications for Women in Higher Education
  • Women negotiating salary; narrowing the gender wage gap
  • Higher Education: It’s a Family Endeavor
  • Healing as Liberation for Women of Color in Higher Education
  • Impact of Involvement: Queer Women in Higher Education
  • The Empowering and Isolating Experience of Online Distance Graduate Education
  • Assisting Dual Career Couples within Higher Education
  • Being Young and Female in Student Affairs
  • The World Needs Women: Developing and Sustaining Empowered Leaders Locally and Globally through Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.
  • From Invisible to Visible:  Creating a Welcoming Campus for Third Culture Kids
  • Promoting Success for Female Nontraditional Students
  • Assessing OSU Climate for International Women Graduate Students
  • Borderlands:  The Immigration Experiences of Haitian Women in the Dominican Republic
  • An Analysis of the Relation between Urban Design and Street Harassment
  • How Can One Continue to Make a Difference as an Emeritus Faculty?:  Exploring this Landscape
  • Why Oregon? And How I’ve Found Community