About Us

Select "Current Members," "Mission," or "History" to learn more about the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women.  Email us at ccsw@ecu.edu or follow us at facebook.com/ECUwomen.

CCSW Leadership
Heather Seibert-Racine (staff chair)
Nicole Sidhu (faculty chair)
Arlene Bowling (co-secretary)
Ingrid Meyer (treasurer)
Patricia Suggs (membership officer)

Current Members
Breyah Atkinson, student 
Stephanie Bailey, University Studies
Arlene Bowling, Radiation Oncology
Stephanie Bunn, University Advancement
Tyler Caldwell, graduate student
Leigh Cellucci, Allied Health  
Eleanor Cook, Joyner Library 
Jackie Drake, University Communication
Dana Everett, ECHI  
Stephanie George, Engineering
Ginger Grimes, Biology
Mary Kathryn Holmes, student
Kathy Jones, Sociology
Jamie Kruse, Economics
Heather Littleton, Psychology
Ingrid Meyer, History
Jennifer Muir, Emergency Medicine
Jennifer O'Neill, graduate student
Leslie Pagliari, College of Engineering and Technology
Renee Safford-White, Medical & Health Sciences Foundation
Heather Seibert-Racine, Joyner Library
Nicole Sidhu, Department of English
Patricia Suggs, University Advancement
Liz Doster Taft, Science Education
Karen Traynor, Institutional Planning
Jesse Turuc, Greek Life
Keethana Velappan, student
Brenda Wells, College of Business

Ex-officio Members
LaKesha Alston Forbes, Office of Equity and Diversity
Melissa Bard, Human Resources
Jenae Brown, SGA Representative 
Kat Bursky, Victim Advocate
Jackie Daniels, Staff Senate Representative, Athletics
Virginia Hardy, Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs
Toya Jacobs, Diversity & Inclusion Programs
Sitawa Kimuna, Faculty Senate Representative, Sociology
Malorie Porter, Title IX
Jason Sugg, ECU Interim Chief of Police
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 Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW) was established in 1971, and its purpose 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: https://digital.lib.ecu.edu/special/ead/findingaids/UA90-47.