The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues is charged with representing a
diverse group of women, faculty, staff and students. Committee membership should include
faculty, staff and graduate students for three year terms. In order to support the
tenure and promotion of women faculty, assistant professors are normally not appointed.
Members are invited by the Office of the Provost to serve on the committee.
Diversity in Leadership
Discusses BFSA’s collaboration with PACWI regarding professional development for women
and other minority faculty and staff to access employment opportunities in higher
level university administration.
2013-2014 Chair: Xavery Hopkins
Mentoring and Professional Development
Promotes professional association and promotion among university women to reduce isolation
and create a fertile atmosphere to exchange ideas.
2013-2014 Chair: Marguerite O’Brien
Women's Leadership Institute (WLI)
Reviews past conference evaluations, the current state of the university and plans
and implements a conference focused on issues relevant to women.
2013-2014 Chair: Mary Alexander
Explores how technology can increase opportunities for women.
2013-2014 Chair: Aisha Haynes
Review of New and Existing Policy
Reviews and revises existing policies that affect women faculty and staff, and develops
proposals for new policies in order to improve the university environment for women.
2013-2014 Chair: Robin Dipietro
Women Graduate Students (WGS)
Explores ways in which USC can better support female graduate students and improve
the overall experience of female graduate students at the university.
2013-2014 Chair: Danielle Schoffman