Renique Kersh often goes above and beyond for NIU students, encouraging them to get hands-on in their learning and conduct real research. She also practices what she preaches. Kersh, associate vice provost for engaged learning, recently published a research article exploring stressful workplace factors and coping strategies for women in higher education. The results suggest that women administrators are employing effective strategies to deal with daily, anticipated work stressors. However, health data indicate chronic stress associated with challenges due to ineffective leadership and management can still pose a long-term risk for mental health issues.