Gardina Named President of Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education

Ashford Vice President to Lead Iowa Women's Education Group

Dr. Hope Gardina, Vice President of Academic Affairs for Ashford University, became President of the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education on January 1, 2009.  

Gardina, who has been employed at Ashford University since July 2005, has served on the Iowa Board of Directors for two years.  The organization is connected to the American Council on Education's Office of Women in Higher Education.  

According to its mission statement, the primary goal of the Iowa Network for Women in Higher Education is to facilitate the development of women leaders in higher education through conversations, collaborations, and mentoring across the state. 

About Ashford University

Founded in 1918, Ashford University is a coeducational institution regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, with programs in education, business, accounting, criminal and social justice, computer animation and graphic design, and other areas.  The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a range of student activities and athletics, at its Clinton campus.  Online degree programs are available in education, organizational management, business administration, and psychology.  The University is known for its high quality yet highly affordable on-campus and online programs, with tuition fees among the lowest in the U.S. compared to other private institutionsIts tagline is: “Higher Education Made Affordable”SM.  For more information, please visit or call Shari Rodriguez, Director of Public Relations, at 858/513-9240 x2513.