Spelman College president speaks on challenges for women

August 24, 1999

Dr. Audrey Manley, President of Spelman College in Atlanta, will speak at a luncheon Tuesday, August 24, hosted by the Women Chemists Committee of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society.

Dr. Manley will speak on issues and challenges facing women in the 21st century and strategies for dealing with them. Dr. Manley assumed the presidency of Spelman on July 1, 1997, and is the first graduate of the college to head the historically black college for women. Prior to her appointment at Spelman, she was the Deputy Surgeon General and the Acting Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Manley spent 21 years with the U.S. Public Health Service and served in several key positions, in many of them, she was the first African American woman appointed.

She is the widow of the late Dr. Albert E. Manley, who was president emeritus of Spelman. In 1962, Dr. Manley was the first African American woman to be named chief resident of the 500-bed Cook County Children's Hospital in Chicago.(Luncheon Open Only To ACS Registrants. News Media Must Register With ACS Press Office To Attend)
A nonprofit organization with a membership of nearly 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio. (http://www.acs.org)

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