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Education and Training

NEW Leadership National Network Partner Programs

Bring NEW Leadership to your state


NEW Leadership New Jersey
Center for American Women and Politics
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Contact: Sasha Patterson
             NEW Leadership™ Program Manager  

Maine NEW Leadership (first program 2009)
Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine
Contact: Mary Cathcart
              Sr. Policy Associate

NEW Leadership New England (2008)
New Hampshire Institute of Politics
Saint Anselm College
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth P. Ossoff
             Professor Dept of Psychology

NEW Leadership New York (2011)
Center for Women in Government & Civil Society
University at Albany
Contact: Dina Refki
             Executive Director

NEW Leadership Pennsylvania (2000)
Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics
Chatham University
Contact: Dana Brown
             Executive Director


NEW Leadership Illinois (2006)
Institute of Government and Public Affairs
University of Illinois, Chicago
and Conference of Women Legislators (COWL)
Contact: Kelsey McCoy
             NEW Leadership Illinois Co-Director
             (217) 300-2365
             Deborah Murphy
             Executive Director, COWL

Iowa N.E. W. Leadership (2008)
Women’s Resource and Action Center, University of Iowa
Contact: Linda Stewart Kroon

Tri-College NEW Leadership (2004)
Minnesota State University Moorhead
North Dakota State University
Concordia College
Contact: Deborah White
             Professor, Department of Sociology and
              Criminal Justice

21st Century Leadership Academy (1998)
Sue Shear Institute for Women in Public Life
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Contact: Jennifer Drake Fantroy
            Assistant Director, Sue Shear Institute for
              Women in  Public Life

NEW Leadership Ohio (2002)
The Ohio State University
The John Glenn School of Public Affairs
Department of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Contact: Shadia Jallaq


NEW Leadership Arizona (2012)
Women's Resource Center
University of Arizona
Contact: Dr. Krista Millay
             Program Director, Women's Resource Center

NEW Leadership Idaho (coming in 2014)
College of Social Sciences & Public Affairs
Boise State University
Contact: Shelle Poole, PhD
             New Leadership Idaho Program Manager

NEW Leadership Southern California (2013)
Scripps College
Contact: Susan Castagnetto
             Director, Interecollegiate Women's Studies

NEW Leadership Nevada (2002)
Women's Research Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Contact: Joanne Goodwin
             Director, Women's Research Institute of Nevada

NEW Leadership Oregon (2004)
Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Center for Women's Leadership
Portland State University
Contact: Sunny Petit
             Assistant Director, NEW Leadership Oregon

Alene Moris National Education for Women's Leadership Women's Center (2001)
Alene Moris National Education for Women's Leadership
Women's Center
University of Washington, Seattle
Contact: Heather Hudson
             NEW Leadership Program Manager


NEW Leadership Oklahoma (2002)
Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center
University of Oklahoma
Contact: Lauren Schueler
             Assistant Director, N.E.W. Leadership

Mississippi N.E.W. Leadership (2013)
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service
Mississippi University for Women
Contact: Bridget Pieschel
             Director, Center for Women's Research
               and Policy Studies

NEW Leadership South Carolina  (2013)
Winthrop University
College of Charleston
Coastal Carolina University
Contact: Lynne E. Ford
             Professor of Political Science

NEW Leadership Texas (2012)
University of Texas at Austin
Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Contact: Nancy Ewert
             Program Coordinator