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Mission

"Sisters of the Academy exists for and because of our members. I am thrilled about the continuation of existing initiatives an the establishment of new relationships. I excited about our new members and look forward to engaging them on behalf of SOTA."

–Denise Davis-Maye, Past President

 

 

Mission 

 

Founded in 2001, the mission of Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute is to facilitate the success of Black women in the Academy. Specifically, the organization aims to create an educational network of Black women in higher education in order to foster success in the areas of teaching, scholarly inquiry, and service to the community; facilitate collaborative scholarship among Black women in higher education; and facilitate the development of relationships to enhance members' professional development.

SOTA'S Founders

  • Dr. Anna L. Green, President Emerita
  • Dr. Adria Belk
  • Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones
  • Cindy Gipson
  • Dr. LeKita Scott Dawkins
  • Dr. Amanda Turner
  • Dr. Rheeda Walker-Obasi

SOTA Mission

To facilitate the success of Black women in the Academy

Overarching Goals

  • To create a network of Black women in higher education to foster success in the areas of teaching, scholarly inquiry, and service to communities
  • To facilitate collaborative scholarship among Black women in higher education
  • To facilitate the development of relationships to enhance members’ professional development

SOTA Commitment

To positively impact Black people, schools, and communities
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