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
Leadership, Education, Advocacy, Dialogue
To gather and analyze findings related to the perception of a just, supportive and
equitable environment and make recommendations to the President.
To develop new and to support existing programs for current and prospective women
faculty, staff and students of Edinboro University.
To increase awareness of the Commission for current and prospective faculty, staff
and students through a variety of communication medium, including both campus and
To provide mentoring opportunities to students and faculty who attend the Leadership
Institute, as well as explore professional development activities for women who wish
to move into campus leadership positions.
Awareness of Campus Climate for Women and Commission
Promote Undergraduate Women's Leadership Institute
Enhance relationships with local and national AAUW
Continue review of gender equity among faculty and staff
Plan professional and leadership development events for faculty, staff and students
Support student projects developed in Undergraduate Women's Leadership Institute
Support and participate in Women's History Month
Coordinate annual Women Student Leadership Development Conference "Passport to Leadership"
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.
Chair: Dr. Irene Fiala Vice Chair:Dr. Molly Wolf Treasurer: Secretary: