Menu button
Home » Faculty & Staff, Mobile

Dean Receives Women’s Empowerment Award on International Women’s Day

Submitted by on March 7, 2024 – 7:02 pm

Congratulations to Northern Essex Community College Dean of Business and Professional Studies, Jody Carson! On International Women’s Day, Carson received the “Catalyst for Women’s Empowerment Award” from the American Council on Education (ACE) Women’s Network Massachusetts.  

headshot of Jody Carson

Dean of Business and Professional Studies Jody Carson

According to its website, “The mission of the Massachusetts ACE Network is to support the advancement of women in all segments of Massachusetts higher education and the New England Region and to promote the diversity of women and their contributions in Massachusetts higher education.  The network is committed to developing leaders who promote justice, equity, and inclusion at their institutions.”

The Catalyst for Women’s Empowerment Award honors a leader who is an exceptional ally and advocate with a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of women in higher education.

Carson is a Northern Essex alumna and a first-generation college student. She returned to Northern Essex as an adjunct faculty member in 2007. In 2020, she earned tenure as a member of the faculty and received a NISOD Excellence Award. She was named dean of business and professional studies in May of 2022.

Carson and the other honorees received their awards on International Women’s Day – Friday, March 8 – at Salem State University.