April 19, 2004

PCSW accepts new membership slate          

By Stephanie Stinn

During their April 1 meeting, members of the President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) unanimously approved new members for 2004-05. The 15 members and 17 alternates include:

(Faculty and staff members serve three-year terms)
Nadine Kaslow (psychiatry) and Julie Seaman (law school). Alternates: Jacqueline Fine (medicine), Sheila Tefft (journalism)

Carolyn Bregman (law school), Susan Carini (University Publications), Lisa DeMik   (University Housing) and Linda Erhard (IT). Alternates: Gloria Burkett (general counsel), Cheryl Elliott (Emory Police Department), Kate Randall (Center for Ethics) and Tricia Stultz (University secretary's office)

Graduate Students
(All student members serve one-year terms)
Haley Curtis (biological and biomedical sciences) and Stephanie Sears-Louder (religion). Alternates: Kathryn Crowther (English) and Alyssa Levy (women's studies)

Professional Students
Laura Fanucchi (medicine) and Heather Ryan (law school).

Alternates: Allison Charney (law school), Elizabeth Patz (law school), Jill Schreifer (business), Deanna Quinn (business) and Jenny Trautman (business)

Undergraduate Students
Nicole Faurot, Jane Farrington, Bennett Hilley, Lucy Youjung Lee and Natalie Passanante. Alternates: Katie Bergfeld, Teresa Cassidy, Caitlin Drew Robinson and Martina Sanders-Spight

Members also elected Erhard as the 2004-05 secretary and approved the addition of a treasurer to its executive committee. Information about the position will be presented at the next PCSW meeting.

In other business, Susan Gilbert said the faculty concerns committee met with Emory College Dean Bobby Paul to discuss the administration of its Family Medical Leave Act survey. The survey would be directed to deans and administrators, and the pilot will be done in the business school. Gilbert said the Universitywide survey probably will be launched in a year.

Faurot of the student concerns committee said the group is preparing to post its updated women's handbook to the PCSW website, and members are looking into printing informational safety cards. Allison Dykes said the women and leadership committee is working on a report comparing similar efforts at various institutions, and it should be completed in May.    

PCSW will meet again on Thursday, May 6, at 4 p.m. in 400 Administration.


If you have a question or concern for PCSM, e-mail chair Kim Smith at ksmith@emory.edu.