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ROLLA, MO (AP) – The first woman to lead the Missouri University of Science and Technology has worked to improve diversity at the male-dominated Rolla school.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports S&T Chancellor Cheryl Schrader is wrapping up her duties this month at the 8,800-student campus, which is about 77 percent male. She has been hired to lead Wright State University in southwest Ohio.

Schrader says the female students at Missouri S&T are often in the top of their class and leaders of the student organizations. Schrader guesses that there are no “average” women at S&T because “they’ve had to work harder to succeed and be accepted.”

Under Schrader’s five-year tenure as S&T’s top administrator, the number of female leaders on campus has tripled. Schrader preaches about the value of diverse leaders.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com