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Status of Women luncheon

Status of Women luncheon

With our guests at the UH Commission on the Status of Women luncheon, May 21

The UH Commission on the Status of Women held its final meeting of the academic year at College Hill on May 21. About 20 guests joined me as we wrapped up the year. It was the commission’s 25th anniversary as a system commission. In fact, we received certificates from both houses of the state legislature this year.

The commission was formed in 1972 at UH Mānoa and in 1986, it expanded to include representatives from all campuses. The commission has worked to address a variety of issues that are of relevance to the personal and professional well-being of women who are students, faculty or staff here at the UH. Some of the issues that are part of the commission’s history and part of its ongoing agenda include: childcare, gender equality in athletics, campus safety and security, equitable practices in hiring, pay, promotion and tenure.

Status of Women luncheon

Status of Women luncheon

Commission on the Status of Women

group shot of four women

From left, M.R.C. Greenwood, Stephanie Kim, Wendy Sora, Debra Ishii

The UH Commission on the Status of Women is remarkable in that it is representative of the university both throughout the system geographically and across various university roles—students, support staff, professional staff, faculty, administrators.

At a recent lunch for the commission at College Hill, I was pleased to welcome the 2011–2012 officers. They are Chair Stephanie Kim, director of government relations for the UH System, and Vice Chairs Debra Ishii, executive assistant to the Mānoa chancellor, and Wendy Sora, a specialist in Mānoa’s Career Development and Student Employment office.