Two With Meredith Ties Inducted into YWCA Academy
Meredith College Senior Vice President for Academic Administration Denise Rotondo and Board of Trustees member Andrea Bazan are both members of the YWCA of the Greater Triangle Academy of Women’s Class of 2010.
Rotondo and Bazan were among the 11 women honored by The YWCA of the Greater Triangle during its 28th annual Academy of Women Awards on November 3, 2010.
Rotondo, who was inducted in the Education category, has served as dean of the School of Business and professor of business at Meredith since 2006. She is serving a term appointment as senior vice president for academic administration. As dean, Rotondo led the School of Business’ efforts to earn accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). In 2010, Meredith joined the five percent of business schools worldwide to hold AACSB accreditation, becoming one of only two women's colleges in the country to have earned this distinction.
Bazan, who was inducted in the Racial Justice category, is the president of the Triangle Community Foundation, a philanthropic organization with assets of over $135 million, and the co-founder of El Pueblo, a Latino advocacy and public policy organization. She joined Meredith’s Board of Trustees in 2010, and will serve through 2014.
Membership in the Academy of Women is a distinguished honor, recognizing remarkable women who excel in their fields while embodying the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
"On this wonderful evening we honor area women for their courage and fearless leadership," said Folami Bandele, executive director, YWCA of the Greater Triangle. "Each woman inducted tonight possesses exceptional leadership skills and a commitment to community service. We are inspired by these role models and recognize them for their dedication to empowering so many others in our community."
The Academy of Women honorary society now includes 256 women. Formed in 1983 by members of the YWCA, the Academy of Women is a prestigious honorary society dedicated to women's leadership and community service. The annual Academy of Women Awards recognizes the achievements of outstanding women in the region and is the primary fundraiser for the YWCA of the Greater Triangle.
Each inductee was selected through a formal nomination and evaluation process based on community service, professional qualifications and her commitment to the YWCA mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
For more information, visit www.ywcatriangle.org.