Save the Date: The First but Not the Last Panel March 31
Top, from left: Kim Needy, Cynthia Nance and Ann Bordelon; Bottom: Lizbeth Martinez and Derita Dawkins.
In celebration of Women's History Month, the Chancellor's Commission on Women will sponsor a panel featuring five women trailblazers in their positions at the University of Arkansas. The panel will take place at noon Wednesday, March 31, via Zoom.
Panelists are: Ann Bordelon, first woman vice chancellor for financial affairs; Derita Dawkins, first woman deputy director of athletics; Cynthia Nance, first woman and woman of color to serve as dean; Kim Needy, first woman dean of engineering, and kinesiology major Lizeth Martínez, first Latina Greek member of homecoming court.
Fernanda Alcantara, undergraduate student commission member and president of University Programs, will facilitate the panel.
About the Chancellor's Commission on Women: Founded in 2010, the Chancellor's Commission on Women is an advisory group charged with reviewing and monitoring policies, programs and issues to ensure that all women at the university are given the best possible opportunities for success within the institution and in their professional and college careers. Membership comprises both graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, and staff who serve on staggered three-year appointments to ensure fresh and diverse points of view. The group collectively decides on issues to address each year, and relies on input from colleagues, students, and occasional surveys to gain a sense of the campus' interests and needs.
Theresa Parrish, academic counselor
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
Each academic year, the Chancellor's Commission on Women recognizes Extraordinary Women and Women's Advocates from the U of A community. Nine were chosen this year from more than 150 nominations.
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