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Commission on the Status of Women

2012-2013 Membership Application

Functions:

  1. To advise the President and Executive Vice President, to gather data, and to make policy recommendations on all issues relevant to women, including but not limited to:

    • Matters pertaining to all women at the University such as institutional climate, advancement and leadership, safety, childcare, and anti-discrimination/harassment practices.

    • Matters pertaining to women employees such as job opportunities, hiring practices, career advancement, salary equity, appointments to key committees in leadership roles, family medical leave, and other benefits.

    • Matters pertaining to women graduate and undergraduate students such as: admission practices, awarding of financial aid, graduation rates, fellowships and assistantships, advising practices, and housing.

  2. To establish close working relationships with other groups on campus and in the community working in areas related to the status of women to include, but not limited to, the Office for Equal Opportunity, Associated Students of WSU, Association for Faculty Women, Coalition for Women Students, Commission on Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation, Campus Climate Response, Graduate and Professional Student Association, Graduate School, Human Resource Services, the Division of Student Affairs, Equity and Diversity, Governor's Interagency Committee on State Employed Women, Women's Resource Center, and Women's Studies.

  3. To prepare and disseminate an interim report every summer, to be disseminated no later than June 30) advising the President and Executive Vice President of the current year’s accomplishments, recommendations and data collected. 

     

  4. To prepare and disseminate a report every 5 years advising the President and Executive Vice President and the WSU communities on the status of women at WSU.

     

  5. To recommend to the President and Executive Vice President courses of appropriate action to enhance the status of women and to address inequities or opportunities for women.

                                      2001-2006 5 Year Report 

Composition and Tenure:

The President outside of the university committee structure appoints the WSU Commission on the Status of Women voting body.  The Commission recommends nominees for membership to the President in April of each year.  The membership consists of a total of 23 voting members – with a minimum of 16 from the Pullman campus, 1 from the Tri-Cities campus, 1 from the Vancouver campus, 1 from the Spokane campus, and the remaining 4 from any of the previously mentioned constituencies, and/or learning centers, extension offices, or any other WSU statewide locations – and non-voting, ex-officio members representing other WSU constituencies.

Voting Members:

Pullman Campus

  • Sixteen (16) members from faculty, administrative/professional, and classified staff, with no fewer than two from each of the three categories, with two-year terms. (F-A/P-S)
  • Four (4) students from the following; two (2) undergraduates and two (2) graduate professional. (G-U)

Regional Campus

  • One (1) member from each campus. Each campus may assemble a committee comprised of faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and administrative/professional members to address women's issues on their campus. Such a committee will elect from its membership one representative (from any category) to serve as the voting CSW member. (F-A/P-G-U)

Variable Positions (Any Campus)

  • Four (4) variable positions to be elected from available applicants in any mentioned constituencies, and/or learning centers, extension offices, or any other WSU statewide locations

The chair is elected annually by the membership of the Commission.

Responsible to: The President

Committee Membership:

UNDER DEVELOPMENT

Voting Members:

Balch, Vannessa - Undergraduate Student, Position 2
Committee Term End:  2010

Bartlett, Deborah - Public Relations - Variable - 4 - Civil Service/Classified
Committee Term Ends: 2010

Boles, Melissa - Undergraduate Student, Position 1
Committee Term End:  2010

Carlson-Nichols, Erica Chair-Elect,  Faculty - Faculty, Position 3
Committee Term Ends: 2010

Cloran, Jean - Variable 6 - A/P
Committee Term Ends: 2010

Day, Ruth - Historian - Civil Service/Classified - Position 2
Committee Term Ends:  2011

DePrano, Maria - Variable - 1 - Faculty
Committee Term Ends: 2011

Dorgan, Kathleen - Membership Coordinator - A/P, Variable 3
Committee Term Ends:  2011

Emerson, Carolyn - Past Co-Chair - A/P Staff - Position 1
Committee Term Ends:  2011

Gordillo, Luz Maria - Vancouver - Position 1
Committee Term Ends: 2011

Griffin, Jill - Chair - A/P Staff - Position 2
Committee Term Ends: 2011

Hagen, Kathleen - Recorder and Past Chair - Variable - 3 - A/P
Committee Term Ends:  2011

Hodge, Kerry - Civil Service/Classified, Position 1
Committee Term Ends:  2011

Hollenbeck, Cynthia - EEO/AA Liaison - Variable - 5 - A/P
Committee Term Ends:  2010

Kmec, Julie - Faculty - Position 1
Committee Term Ends: 2010

Lightner, Lindsay - Tri-Cities, Position 1
Committee Term Ends:  2011

Mark, Jo - Civil Service/Classified, Position 3
Committee Term Ends:  2011

McDonald, Jennifer - Civil Service/Classified, Variable 2
Committee Term Ends:  2011

Moore, Danna - Variable - 2 - Faculty
Committee Term Ends:  2009

Oscar, Samantha - Graduate Student- Position 3
Committee Term Ends:  2010

Pilgrim, Jessica - Spokane, Position 1
Committee Term Ends: 2011

Poshusta, Naysa - Graduate Student - Position 1
Committee Term Ends:  2010

Stair, Mari - Graduate Student - Position 2
Committee Term Ends: 2010

Ex-Officio Members:

Byington, Tori - Graduate School

Carrillo, Lupe - Coalition for Women Students

Cooper, Sandy - Women in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

Doty, Vernette - Center for Civic Engagement

Erwin, Turea - Women's Resource Center

Hanks, Sarah - YWCA of WSU

Hammond, Angie - AP Advisory Council

Huskey, Melynda - Equity and Diversity

Lavine, Laura - Association for Faculty Women (AFW)

Lotz-Drlik, Jane - GPSA Representative

Meuth, Judy - Women's Studies Department

Morton, Becky - Work/Life Committee Representative

Nichols, Cassie - Vice President Student Affairs

Pavlov, Rosie - Disability Resource Center

Struckmeyer, Ken - Faculty Senate

Wilkins-Fontenot, Kendra - Human Resource Services