National Association of Professional Women Inducts Marcia Ditmyer, Vice President of Academy for Academic Leadership, Into its VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle

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Marcia Ditmyer selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

I feel it is never too late to make changes and shift to do something you really aspire to achieve.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Marcia Ditmyer as a 2015-2016 inductee into the NAPW VIP Professional Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in academics. With more than 700,000 members and over 200 operating Local Chapters, NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women.

“I’m pleased to honor Marcia with this important distinction,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “She is a great example of how education and passion can lead to new pathways to success.”

Dr. Ditmyer started her career working in the automobile industry. During her 20 year tenure, she held a number of positions at industry giants, including the Ford Motor Company and the General Motors Corporation. Inspired by a love of teaching and learning, she eventually made a career change and entered the world of academics, first as Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences and as Director of Outcomes Assessment for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In August, Ms. Ditmyer took on the role of Vice President at the Academy for Academic Leadership.

“I decided to go back and get my Ph.D. later in life. I feel it is never too late to make changes and shift to do something you really aspire to achieve,” says Dr. Ditmyer. “I am an Emerita Associate Professor and am still connected part time at UNLV because education will always be my life.”

In her current position, Dr. Ditmyer is able to further advocate for the importance of continued learning. She is responsible for creating and providing professional development programs and assisting academic institutions in improving institutional effectiveness. In short, Dr. Ditmyer helps teachers become better teachers and academic leaders become more effective leaders. Always striving to stay current and embrace change, Dr. Ditmyer is heartened by the appreciativeness shown by many of her clients. “If I can touch just one person’s life when I do a program, I feel like I have been successful,” she says. “I love what I do and hope to continue to help people grow…I would like to mentor women along the way and help them mold their futures.”

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NAPW’s mission is to provide an exclusive, highly advanced networking forum to successful women executives, professionals and entrepreneurs where they can aspire, connect and achieve. Through innovative resources, unique tools and progressive benefits, professional women interact, exchange ideas, advance their knowledge and empower each other.

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