Women’s Commission


The President's Commission on the Status of Women advances a University goal for women to be recognized equally and inclusively in a supportive environment.




The President's Commission on the Status of Women acknowledges the unique challenges of women in a university setting and works to create an equitable, just, and supportive campus environment.


Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Dialogue


Ongoing Projects

Opportunities for Involvement

McKeever Undergraduate Institute for Women

McKeever Undergraduate Women's Leadership Institute brings together about 50 women students, faculty and staff from all 14 PASSHE Universities. The goals of the Institute are to develop and strengthen women's leadership skills to increase the involvement of women students as leaders to develop a supportive network of women throughout the state system and to help students develop campus projects to share skills learned at the institute. The curriculum includes workshops, guest speakers, recreation and team-building exercises to foster self-discovery and skill building. Students are encouraged to apply in March for the Institute, which occurs every June.

"Passport to Leadership"

The Women Student Leadership Development Conference occurs every spring semester to provide female students with the opportunity to network with professional women and alumni in a variety of career fields, and to develop their leadership skills in preparation for continuing their education or pursuing their career goals.

Commission Members

Chair: Dr. Irene Fiala
Vice Chair: Dr. Molly Wolf

Ex-Officio Members

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Irene Fiala
Commission Chair

Email: ifiala@pennwest.edu
Phone: 814-732-2402

Contact Us

The Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Frank G. Pogue Student Center
405 Scotland Road
Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814-732-2912