Theater Major to Represent IUP at PASSHE Student Leadership Institute

Posted on 5/17/2019 12:28:12 PM

Nina Minnelli, a theater major with a design/technology/management concentration, has been selected as one of two students at the university to represent IUP at the PASSHE Student Leadership Institute. Her attendance is sponsored by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women.

Minnelli is a stand-out student and recipient of the department’s Love of the Arts scholarship in her freshman year. Now completing her second year, she has served on the department’s Student Advisory Board, been a student mentor for new students, and has been a passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity initiatives.

Minnelli, and English education major Isis Truxon, were selected to attend the Pennsylvania Women’s Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute provides a forum for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to nurture the leadership potential of women students. It creates an experience that empowers women as leaders, presents successful models of leadership through dialogue and collaboration, challenges women to realize their full potential as leaders, and connects women with other women who are committed to social change. 

The PASSHE Women's Consortium holds an annual conference and three leadership institutes and works to advocate for women staff, administrators, students, and faculty across the State System.

Department of Theater and Dance