Stan State’s Junn recognized for higher ed leadership

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Ellen Junn
Ellen N. Junn

TURLOCK — Stanislaus State President Ellen Junn has been named one of 25 women who have displayed leadership while tackling higher education’s toughest challenges by the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

“For more than three decades, Dr. Junn has been a fierce advocate for students and understands the importance of providing educational opportunities for all,” said the magazine’s executive editor Jamal Watson. “We salute Dr. Junn for her tireless advocacy on behalf of students and look forward to following her work at Stanislaus State over the many years to come.”

This is the sixth year the magazine has compiled a list of women leaders in higher education in honor of Women’s History Month. The list will be published in the magazine’s March 9 edition and will be presented during the 99th annual meeting of the American Council on Education, March 11-14, in Washington, D.C.

Junn became Stan State’s 11th president last July. She has served in various teaching and leadership positions at six CSU campuses throughout her 31-year career. She has a reputation for helping non-traditional students succeed.

Junn has written professional journal articles on topics such as supporting the success of underserved students, the importance of university-community engagement, and strategies for supporting non-tenure track faculty, especially women and minorities.

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