TMCNet:  Capella University Dean Receives

[April 18, 2014]

Capella University Dean Receives "Women Helping Women" Award from the Minnesota American Council on Education Network

MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--

In recognition of her many years of work to help women excel as leaders in business and higher education, the dean of business in Capella University's School of Business & Technology, Barbara Butts Williams, PhD, has received a "Women Helping Women" award from the Minnesota American Council on Education (ACE) Network. Capella University ( is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers.

"Barbara's passion for education is evident in her work with staff and students as she inspires and challenges others to realize their potential. Barbara was nominated for the Women Helping Women award because of her work in helping others identify their pathways and reach their goals," said Becky Copper-Glenz, Ed.D, co-chair of the Minnesota ACE Women's Network. "Barbara exemplifies the values and mission of the Minnesota ACE Women's Network through her dedication to helping others and providing them with the skills they need to become future leaders."

Butts Williams received the award for providing "motivation, encouragement and support to other women in achieving their goals, both educationally and professionally."

"Having been recognized for helping other women achieve their professional and personal goals is so deeply meaningful for me," Butts Williams said. "There are so many amazing and talented women out there making incredible impacts on their professions each and every day. To have had a small part in helping them achieve their successes is hubling."

Butts Williams previously served as the dean of Capella's School of Education.

As of Dec. 31, 2013, approximately 35,000 students were enrolled at Capella. A snapshot of Capella and what makes it unique is available through the university's infographic. The learning and career outcomes of Capella's students and alumni can be found at

About Capella University
Capella University ( is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. Over 70 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 143 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 21 certificate programs, including two direct assessment degree delivery programs. Approximately 35,000 learners were enrolled as of Dec. 31, 2013, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).

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*Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
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