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Women's Issues Committee

Women in Leadership Recognition Ceremony and Reception to be held Thursday, March 5, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Women’s Issues Committee will recognize the contributions of eleven “Women in Leadership” honorees at the annual Women’s History Month Program on March 5th at 4:00pm in the Fern Young Terrace in the Young Auditorium on the UW-Whitewater Main Campus. We cordially invite you to join us for the recognition ceremony. The honorees will be as follows:

Cody Busch, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Director of UW-Whitewater Center for Communicative Disorders Pamela Clinkenbeard, Department of Educational Foundations
Brianna Deering, English Language Academy
Lynn Gilbertson, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Nayeli Govantes Alcantar, Accounting Undergraduate Student
Julie Janiak, Director of Student Support Services at UW-Rock
Tanya Kam, Department of Languages and Literatures and Diversity Coordinator for the College of Letters and Sciences
Sara Klimisch, Communication Sciences and Disorders and Special Education Undergraduate Student
Anjie Kokan, English Language Academy
Lourdes Martinez-Nieto, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Kelsey Servi, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Department

This is the fifteenth in a series of annual receptions honoring women in leadership positions on the UW-Whitewater campuses. Each year the Women’s Issues Committee “Women in Leadership” program will highlight women in different kinds of leadership roles.

The program will take place on Thursday, March 5th, at 4:00pm in the Fern Young Terrace on the UW-Whitewater Main Campus. The featured speaker will be Nancy Joseph, Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Refreshments will follow. Please extend this invitation to others in your office or department. Everyone is welcome to show their appreciation of the “Women in Leadership” honorees. We hope you will be able to attend.

Pictured above are the 2017 Women in Leadership Awardees and event organizers.

Gender Equity Report

Women's Issues CommitteeIn the spring of 2008, the Chancellor and the Provost authorized and funded the Gender Equity Report. Faculty members from the Women's Issues Committee collaborated with representatives from university administration and the Office of Institutional Research to form the Gender Equity Task Force in order to complete this report. The goal of the project is to initiate improved gender equity for students, staff, faculty, and administrators across campus.
Read the 2009 Gender Equity Report

UW-W Breastfeeding Policy

A Lactation room is now available in Hyland Hall 1006 - To register for access to the room, click on the following link Information on the campus breastfeeding policy may be found on the Human Resources website at

About the Committee

The Women's Issues Committee promotes interest in women and women's issues on campus by

      • Providing educational programming to celebrate women and their accomplishments e.g. sponsoring Women's History Month), combating sexism, and by encouraging content on women be included throughout the curriculum.
      • Conducting research to investigate the status of women on campus, their concerns, and their needs.

Women's Issues Committee meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 3:45-5:00 p.m.

Membership - Criteria for membership is interest in women's issues and willingness to participate actively. Membership is voluntary and final number of potential members flexible. Volunteer members should represent the following areas:

    • Women's Studies Department Chairperson (permanent chair of the committee)
    • Department of Athletics
    • Wellness Center
    • Academic Staff Assembly
    • Women's Center
    • Children's Center
    • Inclusive Excellence
    • Student Affairs
    • Student Community
    • LGBT Task Force
    • Members at Large
    • Other Constituencies

Women In Leadership Awards

Contact Us

Women's Issues Committee

Ellie Schemenauer
(262) 472-2872
Whitewater, WI 53190