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Women’s History Month



BRCC’s Office of Office of Student Life and Student Government Association will sponsor the Women’s History panel discussion – “The Influential Woman: Recognizing Women & Their Contributions” – in celebration of Women’s History Month at noon on Thursday, March 9 in the Dumas Conference Room in the Magnolia building on BRCC’s Mid City campus.

Panelists, who were chosen for the panel based on their leadership roles as influential women, include Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib, Summer Steib, Gaylynne Mack and Latangela Sherman. The panelists will share, through questions and answers, their success stories, how they achieved their goals, and how they continue to strive for excellence through the many daily challenges they face. 

Larissa Littleton-Steib, PhD is the Chancellor of Baton Rouge Community College. She began the position on Jan. 2. Previously she served as vice chancellor for workforce development and technical education at Delgado Community College. She holds a master’s degree in counseling from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Ph.D. in urban higher education from Jackson State University in Mississippi. Dr. Steib has over 20 years of experience in the field of education.

Summer Steib is the Director of the LSU Women’s Center, which promotes the advancement of women's issues and gender equity. She is a member of LSU’s University Council on Gender Equity, the Diversity Action Team, the Bias Incident Response Team, and serves as co-chairperson of the Title IX Task Force.  She also serves as the President of the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault and the Board of the YWCA Greater Baton Rouge. Steib holds a Master’s of Arts in Women Studies.  

Gaylynne Mack is the Executive Director of the Big Buddy Program, a local non-profit, youth-serving agency in Baton Rouge, for which she has been involved more than 30 years. Mack is recognized in the Baton Rouge community for her leadership, non-profit management skills, and enthusiasm about everything related to developing youth.  Throughout her tenure she has been recognized by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation for Outstanding Non-Profit Leadership; by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana with an Angel Award; by the Baton Rouge City Council, East Baton Rouge Parish School District and Leadership Baton Rouge for her work with children and youth in the community.

LaTangela Sherman is the CEO of 430 Status and a Production Director and On-Air personality at Cumulus Media. Sherman is active in community work and has experience as a motivational speaker. She has been awarded Women in Media's Female Personality of the Year. She represents many charitable organizations, including The American Heart and Stroke Association, where she was awarded the Ambassador of the Year. 

 The entire BRCC community is invited to attend the panel discussion. Seating is limited. A reception will follow.