Clemson University’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women is proud to name Dr. Pam Havice, student affairs and higher education faculty member, as the faculty winner Clemson University’s Outstanding Women Award.
Dr. Havice has served as a mentor to many young women scholars, working to change policies within and outside of the university to better support women. She has strived particularly to counsel and guide women who are working to balance academic responsibilities with home and family duties. In addition, Dr. Havice has an extensive history of presenting workshops to young women on topics such as teenage pregnancy, drug abuse, and self-esteem. Through this, she has no doubt positively impacted the future careers of these women both in and beyond the university.
As a faculty member, Dr. Havice has served as a mentor and advisor in the Educational Leadership High Education doctoral program and Student Affairs masters program. Dr. Havice is a valued faculty member and a frequent conference speaker, which makes her an important ambassador for Clemson University. As an invited panelist during a session at the Southern Associated for Student Affairs Conference in November, Dr. Pam Havice was very candid and genuine about the challenges she faces in the high education profession. Due to Dr. Havice’s openness about these challenges other have sought out her counsel and support. One example for Dr. Havice’s exemplary leadership is her initiative in the Creative Inquiry Project, Impacting Human Development: Countering Toxic Health Messages for Women. She has also faithfully served on the Advisory Council Youth Learning Institute and the New Horizons Family-Teen Mom program. In these ways, Dr. Havice tirelessly demonstrates her desire to remove the barriers that women face.