About Us

CCSW Leadership

Rachel Roper (faculty chair)
Jennifer Muir (staff chair)
Mandee Foushee Lancaster (co-secretary)
Jitka Virag (co-secretary)
Marieke van Willigen (membership officer)

Current Members

Christy Ashley, faculty, Marketing & Supply Chain Management
Melissa Bard (ex-officio)
Eleanor Cook, faculty, Joyner Library
Rai d'Honore, staff, International Affairs
Michelle Dolan, undergraduate student, Finance
Jackie Drake, staff, East Carolina Alumni Association
LaKesha Alston Forbes (ex-officio)
Stephanie George, faculty, Dept. of Engineering
Marame Gueye, faculty, Dept. of English
Virginia Hardy (ex-officio)
Nancy Jacobson, faculty, School of Dental Medicine
Kathryn Kennedy, staff, News Services
Mandee Foushee Lancaster, staff, Innovation & Economic Development
Nancy Lilley, staff, College of Nursing
Jennifer Muir, staff, College of Nursing
Meredith Nisbet, graduate student
Jennifer O'Neill, staff, Dept. of Sociology
Gerry Prokopowicz, faculty chair, Dept. of History
Rachel Roper, faculty, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
Petra Rouse, staff, Information Technology & Computing Services
Renee Safford-White, staff, Medical & Health Sciences Foundation
McKenzie Shelton, undergraduate student, Art & Design
Nicole Sidhu, faculty, Dept. of English
Jennifer Tanner, staff, Student Involvement & Leadership
Marieke van Willigen, faculty, Dept. of Sociology
Jitka Virag, faculty, Dept. of Physiology
Amy Waters (ex-officio)



Join the CCSW

A request for nominations is sent via ECU Official email to the entire university each spring. We balance faculty, staff and student memberships and seek to represent all areas of campus. The Chancellor reviews our recommendations and appoints the committee members.

The purpose of the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW), established in 1971, is to advise the Chancellor, Provost and other university leaders on the planning, implementation and evaluation of policies and practices to promote equity and further the welfare of all women associated with East Carolina University. The committee will actively encourage women’s professional and educational development, establish a climate where women can advance without barriers, and at the same time protect the rights of fellow human beings.

More history of the CCSW is housed in ECU's Joyner Library archives. Access the finding tool here: http://specialcollections.ecu.edu/special/ead/view.aspx?id=UA90-47.