June 18, 2019
For more than four decades, Maria Hesse has been a prominent figure in the field of education. So much so that Arizona Women in Higher Education, an organization where she served on the board for 10 years, named her the 2019 Woman of the Year.
The AWHE mission is to support women and improve the climate and professional environment for women in higher education in the state of Arizona.
“I have really enjoyed serving on the board for Arizona Women in Higher Education, an organization whose very purpose is to promote personal and professional growth,” Hesse said.
The honor is bestowed on women who exemplify leadership, innovation and service and those who help women advance into senior-level leadership roles