STEM: S – Science, T – Technology, E – Engineering, & M – Mathematics. Learn about the potential of STEM programs & STEM and girls.
EXSEED: Education in Experimental Education – Loma Linda University
Ron Carter, PhD, Provost Loma Linda University Bio
Marilyn Eggers, PhD, Associate Provost Loma Linda University Bio
Charity Espina, MA Program Manager EXSEED EXSEED LLU
Encouraging & Supporting Girls and Women in STEM Studies and Careers
Ella Simmons, EdD, General Vice President
Ella Simmons Bio
Ella Simmons holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve as a vice president of the Seventh-day Adventist world church. Simmons was elected at the 2005 General Conference Session, held in St. Louis, Missouri.
An educator throughout her career, Simmons has served as chair for departments of education (Kentucky State University), associate dean (University of Louisville), and professor (Oakwood University, La Sierra University).
She gained administrative experience while serving as academic vice president of Oakwood University and provost and academic vice president for La Sierra University.
Simmons has been a prominent member of accreditation and corporate boards within the church and in the community. She holds a master’s degrees from Andrews University and a doctorate from the University of Louisville.
Simmons and her husband, Nord, a retired high school teacher, have two adult sons who are also educators: Darryl and Christopher.
Presenters: Dr. Ron Carter, Dr. Marilyn Eggers, & Dr. DP Harris – Loma Linda University, Charity Espina – EXSEED, and Dr. Ella Simmons – General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.