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LU to Honor State’s Leaders at Women in Leadership Luncheon

LU to Honor State’s Leaders at Women in Leadership Luncheon

By Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist

Langston, Oklahoma - Five outstanding women leaders will be honored at Langston University’s annual Women in Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The following leaders will be recognized for their remarkable achievements in their various professions: Robyn Sunday Allen, RN, MPH, Chief Executive Officer for the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic; Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma’s first female governor; Jenny Love Meyer, Vice President of Communications for Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores; The Honorable Vicki Miles LaGrange, first African American to serve as United States District Judge for the Western District of Oklahoma and Avilla T. Williams, President of INTEGRIS Health Edmond.

In addition to recognizing outstanding women leaders, the event also serves to obtain financial resources and support for the University’s Young Women’s Empowerment Institute (YWEI). The luncheon will offer local leaders the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the YWEI mentoring program and a chance to hear how lives have been changed through participation.  

Cheryl Miller, head coach for the Langston University Women’s Basketball team, legendary WNBA star will be the keynote speaker. She will share about her experiences as a leader in the world of sports and her role as a mentor every day. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Langston University-Oklahoma City campus located at 4205 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more information, please contact Dana Hope Chism, Director of Development, at or at (405) 466-6024.

About the Young Women’s Empowerment Institute

YWEI is a mentorship program for freshmen female students attending Langston University. It is designed to prepare them for the next stages of life and career through empowerment, support and connections. YWEI is dedicated to the advancement of young women in the workplace and committed to leadership, communication and skill development. Initially derived from a partnership between Langston University and the Central Area of The Links, Incorporated, the program was an effort to create a mentoring program that addresses the need to empower young college women to successfully manage the collegiate landscape and graduate ready to engage the global community.

About Langston University

Founded in 1897, Langston University boasts three campuses located in Langston, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The University offers more than 38 degree programs, including five masters degrees and one doctoral program. To learn more, please visit the Langston University website at