Nancy E. Tate, former executive director of the League of Women Voters of the United States, will serve as The University of Findlay’s 2016 Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow. She will speak at two free, public events in April, including Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s LeadershipONE program and the region’s annual naturalization ceremony.
Her Winebrenner speech, scheduled to take place April 5 from noon to 1:15 p.m., will include lunch, but registration is required by visiting www.winebrenner.edu. The event’s theme, which will feature discussion among participants, is “The Dynamics of Leadership.”
LeadershipONE is a continuing education program designed to assist current students, church leaders and business leaders in the Findlay area by providing leadership resources.
The naturalization ceremony, the final step for those seeking to become U.S. citizens, will be held April 6 at 12:30 p.m. in UF’s Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex. Presiding at the event will be Judge Jack Zouhary, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
For more than 40 years, the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow program has sought to facilitate better understanding and new connections between the academic and non-academic worlds. As part of Tate’s residential Fellow role, she will also be participating in UF classes, workshops, lectures and informal discussions.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active citizen participation in government. It works to ensure that every eligible voter can vote and that every vote counts.
From 1994 until accepting the top staff position at the League in 2000, Tate was the chief operating officer of the National Academy of Public Administration, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that examines the emerging issues of governance to improve the effectiveness of government at all levels. She also was a senior administrator in a management consultant firm, and has worked for the U.S. Department of Energy, Department of Education and the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Tate earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stanford University and a master’s degree in public administration from The George Washington University.
For more information about Tate and the University of Findlay’s Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Program, contact Marie Louden-Hanes, Ph.D., professor of art history, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (419) 434-4504.