This Women’s History Month we’re sitting down with female leaders from around the state to talk about their path to success, what inspires them and how others could follow in their footsteps. In this episode of Building Utah we sit down with Dr. Bethami Dobkin, president of Westminster College.

President Dobkin served for the past 10 years as provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of communication at Saint Mary’s College of California, a private, comprehensive, and Catholic university of approximately 4,000 students. She oversaw the academic vision and operational management of the college, with specific responsibility for academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment management, communications, institutional research, diversity and inclusion, accreditation, and technology. President Dobkin served as a commissioner for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and on the boards of the Foundation for Hispanic Education and Ujima Family Recovery Services.

A little bit about Women’s History Month:
The national celebration began in 1981, when Congress authorized the President of the United States to proclaim the week beginning in March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” After turning it into a full month in 1987, in 1988 Congress passed additional resolutions giving the power to the President to sign off on every March being designated as “Women’s History Month.”