President Dobkin Honored at Sundance Film Festival
Feb 7, 2020
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster College President Bethami A. Dobkin was recognized for her leadership in education at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival Women’s Leadership Celebration on Jan. 30 in Salt Lake City.
Dobkin was among six college and university presidents in Utah and Idaho honored for their impact on higher education. This is the seventh year that Zions Bank and Sundance Institute have hosted the event focused on women leaders.
“We’re pleased to honor six college presidents who are exemplary leaders in their own right, and who are collectively shaping the future of our region,” said Scott Anderson, Zions Bank President and CEO.
Two international leaders were recognized for their global impact. María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, received a Global Leadership award for promoting inclusive and sustainable cities and
communities throughout the world. Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, a member of British parliament, was recognized for her humanitarian leadership and the work of her AMAR Foundation, which has helped thousands of displaced people in the
The event was emceed by KRCL’s Eugenie Jaffe, host of “12 o’clock Women Who Rock” and included a Q&A with director Amy Redford and Pat Mitchell, author of Becoming a Dangerous Woman: Embracing Risk to Change the World. The
honorees were asked to speak about how taking risks and facing fears shaped them. Watch President Beth Dobkin speak about taking risks both personally and professionally.
María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly
Baroness Emma Nicholson of Winterbourne, British House of Lords
Leadership in Education Honorees:
President Noelle Cockett, Utah State University
President Deneece Huftalin, Salt Lake Community College
President Beth Dobkin, Westminster College
President Marlene Tromp, Boise State University
President Astrid Tuminez, Utah Valley University
President Ruth Watkins, University of Utah