Shirley Raines, PhD.
Keynote Speech: Building Productive Partnerships
Dr. Shirley Raines is a much sought-after speaker, consultant, and author. Shirley’s leadership roles culminated in her service for 12 years as the first woman president of the University of Memphis. Powerful, prepared, and personable were the descriptions used at her induction into the Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame. She has served on the selection committee for the National Teacher of the Year. She also was invited to speak at the White House Conference on University Entrepreneurship for the FedEx Institute of Technology. She speaks with humor, enthusiasm, and authority. Raines has written 18 books, 15 for educators, 2 for children, and her newest leadership book. Shirley’s latest book is An Uncommon Journey: Leadership Lessons from a preschool teacher who became a university president.