Civil rights pioneer Dr. Rita Geier takes on closing the leadership gap at this year’s Summit. Well know for the famous 2001 Geier Consent Decree dealing with racial equality in higher education institutions. Geier is a retired Baker Center Fellow and is currently serving as Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Tennessee.
Prior to coming to UT, as an attorney she had an extensive career in Federal government, including serving as Executive Counselor to the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration; Associate Commissioner and Deputy Associate Commissioner for Hearings and Appeals; General Counsel for the Appalachian Regional Commission; and other prestigious positions. She received the Presidential Rank Meritorious Executive Award from President William Jefferson Clinton and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
We are extremely proud that she’s agreed to share her wisdom with us at this year’s East Tennessee Women’s Leadership Summit.