McCarver to support women in higher education as state executive board member
Bowling Green State University Chief Human Resources Officer Viva McCarver is a strong supporter of all employees. Now she is taking on an additional, statewide role specifically advancing and supporting women in higher education. McCarver has been named to the Executive Board of the ACE (American Council on Education) Women’s Network - Ohio.
She will serve a two-year term with the organization, which is part of a national system of networks within each state, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Each state network is led by a state chair who works with institutional representatives and at least one presidential sponsor to develop programs that identify, develop, encourage, advance, link and support (IDEALS) women in higher education careers within that state.
The WNO Executive Board has a maximum of 16 members representing Ohio public and private colleges and universities, as well as community colleges.
“Board members are administrators and faculty leaders, and are invited to serve on the board because of their particular expertise, the institution in which they work, and/or their demonstrated commitment to advancing the work and mission of WNO,” according to Dr. Denise McCory, state co-chair of the Women’s Network.
Although McCarver had long admired the background and history of the ACE Women’s Network, when the opportunity to join the Executive Board presented itself, she had to carefully consider accepting, she said, because it involves a significant time commitment.
“But the mission of the organization really fits with a passion I have and touches me in a different way,” she said. “It promotes professional development and support for women, which is truly needed in today’s climate.
“Also, I want to ensure that I best utilize my position on the board to enhance BGSU and ensure the information, opportunities and resources are made available to all employees. I think it serves us well to have me on the board.”