Dr. Annie De Groot and Dr. Denice Spero will be honored this Friday, April 27 for their contributions to higher education during an award ceremony presented by The ACE Network: Rhode Island Women in Higher Education (RIWHE). The ceremony, to be held on the campus of Salve Regina University, is part of the organization’s 9th Annual Spring Conference.

RIWHE was formed in 2003 and is one of over 50 state networks supported by the Office of Women in Higher Education of the American Council on Education (OWHE). OWHE’s mission is to focus on the¬†advancement of women leaders in higher education.

During Friday’s gathering, a keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. Mim Runey, Providence Campus President and Chief Operating Officer of Johnson and Wales University. Following the keynote, De Groot and Spero will be recognized with a certificate of honor from RIWHE President Dr. Debra Cohen.

For more information on the event and RIWHE, please visit their website at www.riwhe.org.