March Feminist Friday
"Sisterhood in Leadership"
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)
Please join us for this month's joint Feminist Friday talk by Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Karen Lange and Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Dr. Geraldine (Jeri) Rockett as they address their journeys at UST as women leaders.
Dr. Karen Lange, Vice President for Student Affairs, started working at St. Thomas in 1986 as a Residence Life Coordinator. In 1994, Dr Lange moved to the Dean of Students Office as the Associate Dean of Students where she oversaw student conduct, orientation, and the commuter center. In 2001, she became the Dean of Students, where she oversaw many departments within Student Affairs and remained in that role until she became Vice President in January 2015.
Dr. Lange attended the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point for her B.A. and did her masters at University of Wisconsin-Stout. She competed her doctorate from the University of St. Thomas in 2015 in Organization Development. She is married with two children: her daughter graduated from St. Thomas in 2012 with a degree in neuroscience and will complete her doctorate in Occupational Therapy this May; and her son is pursuing his doctorate at UW-Madison in genetics.
Dr. Geraldine (Jeri) Rockett is the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services and has worked at St. Thomas since August, 1987. She started as a staff psychologist and became Associate Director of Counseling and Career Services in 1990. Dr. Rockett was named Director of Personal Counseling in 1995 when the two departments were divided administratively.
Holding a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Rockett did her master's degrees in Counseling and in Community Health Education at Southern Illinois University. She is married to John Hershey, the former UST Neighborhood Liaison for over 30 years, and has two young adult sons who both live in New York. Following family tradition, they work in counseling and education. For about 6 years, they had worked as on-call catering staff, which meant that all four family members worked for St. Thomas!