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About Us

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 the Joyner Library archives: http://specialcollections.ecu.edu/special/ead/view.aspx?id=UA90-47.


Leadership of the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women:

Rachel Roper (co-chair)

Jennifer Muir (co-chair)

Melissa Faircloth (co-secretary)

Jitka Virag (co-secretary)

VACANT (treasurer)

Marieke van Willigen (membership officer)


Current Members:

LaKesha Alston (ex-officio)

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

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

Laura McMaster, staff, Student Leadership & Engagement

Jennifer Muir, staff, College of Nursing

Meredith Nisbet, graduate student

Jennifer O'Neill, faculty, 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)

Membership is open to any member of the East Carolina University community. Please contact Rachel Roper or Jennifer Muir for more information.


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