President's Commission on the Status of Women

A Retrospective 2010-2011

Womne's Commission Slideshow 2012 at Clemson University

Women's Commission Roster

Ms. Robbie Nicholson, Chair
Dr. Kathy Headley, Deputy Chair
Dr. Michelle Martin
Ms. Jolene Hoover
Ms. Dorothy Schmalz
Dr. Jane Lindle
Ms. Parvin Lewis
Dr. Rachelle Washington
Dr. Suzanne Price
Ms. Serita Acker
Ms. Michelle Piekutowski
Ms. Adrienne Gerus
Dr. Susan Alford
Dr. Catalina Marinescu
Dr. Jennifer Ogle
Dr. Elisa K. Sparks

Outstanding Women Awards 2010 winners

Faculty: Dr. Rachel Mayo
Distinguished Contributor: Marcia Hayes
Graduate Student: Holly Tuten
Undergraduate Student: Jessica Dean

Thea McCrary Student Award for Outstanding Service

Jennifer Johnson

Co-sponsored “Women in Politics: A Place at the Table”

October 11, 2010 the WC co-sponsored along with the Women’s Studies Program and League of Women Voters, “Women in Politics: A Place at the Table.”  Decisions, challenges, stories, suggestions, and words of wisdom were shared from local South Carolina women in various types of government. Panelist included Gilda Cobb-Hunter – House Representative Orangeburg County, Jennifer Willis – Vice Chairman Pickens County Council, and Lori Dickes – PhD Candidate, Policy Studies at Clemson University.  They shared their stories and background on how they got to where they are and the struggles being a woman in politics.  A Student Panel, Hannah Ross - Communication Studies

Emily Dewitt - Health Science, Joseph Bishop - Political Science, and Philip Estepp - Women’s Studies, prepared questions for the panelist. The audience was also given the opportunity to discuss how women can get more involved in politics.

“Women and the Work-Family Balance”

April 5, 2011, The Employment, Training and Promotion subcommittee members of the WC were responsible for planning a luncheon whose topic was “Women and the Work-Family Balance.” Panelist Dr. Denise Anderson, Associate Professor in PRTM, Dr. Gail DiSabatino, Vice President for Student Affairs, Ms. Katelyn Radford, Graduate Student in Counselor Education, Ms. Kate Williams, Doctoral Candidate in Industrial Psychology, Clemson, & Psychology Instruction, Tri-County Tech, and Dr. Sarah Winslow, Assistant Professor in Sociology offered their prospective on the topic.  

This dynamic and interactive luncheon panel discussed personal stories about how they overcame obstacles related to the work-family balance. Panel members shared their background as well as societal messages associated with their current career and life roles. Luncheon participants were also be given the opportunity to ask the panelists questions. The luncheon was attended by approximately 80 women.

Benefits Fair

Distributed mission statement and goals and gathered input from the campus community.

S.C. Women in Higher Education Annual Conference

Seven members from the commission attended the SCWHE Annual Conference in Myrtle Beach February 25, 2011.  This year’s theme was, “Creative Strategies for Career Progression.” Each member was asked to garner ideas from the meeting to enhance the future outreach and programs of the Women’s Commission.