Global Education Conference Newsletter (July 2013)

This is the fifth newsletter we have sent with information about the Global Education Conference that Ursuline Educational Services is hosting in June 2014 in New Rochelle, NY.  We hope that you are reading these newsletters and passing them on to your colleagues in Ursuline schools whom we may not have on our mailing list. If you are aware of anyone who is interested in the conference and is not currently receiving these messages, please let me know and we will add the names and addresses to our list. E-mail me at:

In this issue we introduce another of our featured speakers:  Diana Stano, OSU, President of Ursuline College in Cleveland, OH.

A reminder to those outside the USA: Look into the visa process in your country. This can be a time-consuming endeavor and we don't want to have anyone miss the conference because of a problem obtaining a Visa.  We will be sending needed documentation to you via standard mail in September. Please use the next two months to research what you will need to meet the requirements specific to your country.

The Global Conference is less than a year away. Time will fly by so make your plans now to attend. Mark the dates on your calendar: June 15-20, 2014.


Judith A. Wimberg

Director, Ursuline Educational Services

Sr. Diana Stano, OSU, PH.D

Sixteenth President of Ursuline College in Cleveland, OH 

Diana will address the assembly of Ursuline educators on the topic of Ursuline Education: Global Impact.

Sister Diana's impressive resume details her academic credentials and lists her many and varied accomplishments, awards and honors. Her passion for Ursuline education is the foundation for everything she does.

A graduate of Ursuline College, Sister Diana earned her doctorate in Science Education from The Ohio State University.  At Ursuline she taught as a professor of education and served in various leadership positions, including: chair of the education department, founder and director of the graduate program in non-public administration, the college's first master's degree program: and dean of graduate studies and director of institutional research until her appointment as president in 1996.

As a professional consultant, she has presented internationally in Taiwan, China, West Africa, and Canada.  A panelist in numerous forums, she has presented at national conferences including the International Leadership Association and the American Council on Education.  She has provided and led workshops for educators in public and private schools as well as religious and other non-profit organizations.  An active member of many professional associations, she has presented on Principle-Centered Leadership and Excellence in Leadership Coaching for Leadership Development and is a peer evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

Nationally, Sister Diana served as chair of the Commission of Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education.  She has served as secretary/treasurer and president of the Association of Catholic Leadership Programs, and as a program co-chair of the North American Association of Ursuline Educators.  She has served as a trustee on College boards, is a member of the Board of Catholic Community Connects, a member and Vice-Chair of the Council of Presidents of the NCAA DII G-MAC Conference, and as a trustee of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, Executive Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Foundation for Independent Colleges. 

She is a member of Leadership Cleveland and has been a recipient of the YWCA "Woman of Professional Excellence"; was named a Rainmaker of the Year in Education by Northern Ohio Live magazine; and was featured in Inside Business magazine:  Profiles in Character.  Smart Business magazine included her in a cover story which brought together five area business leaders for a roundtable discussion on women in business.  She was featured as a "Woman of Note" in Crain's Magazine and named a YWCA Woman of Achievement.