January 30, 2006
President’s commissions seek
new members for 2006–07
BY robyn mohr
Emory’s three president’s commissions—the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW), the President’s Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Concerns (LGBT commission) and the President’s Commission on Race and Ethnicity (PCORE)—are accepting member nominations for the 2006–07 academic year.
Almost in its 30th year, the PCSW advises President Jim Wagner about current issues affecting women on Emory’s campus. The commission created the Women’s Alliance Mentoring Program and is heavily involved in the “Refuse to Excuse” campaign, speaking out about sexual assault. PCSW seeks both women and men who are devoted, skilled and enthusiastic about advancing women’s interests at Emory.
Open positions include five three-year faculty appointments, two three-year staff appointments and eight one-year student appointments. Of the student appointments, two are open to professional students, two to graduate students and four to undergraduates.
The deadline for nominations is March 1, and new members will be invited to PCSW’s last meeting of the semester on April 20. Meetings are held from 4–5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. For more information, visit the PCSW website or contact membership chair Joan Coonrod at 404-727-6769 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PCORE is looking for faculty, staff and students who are interested in discussing and analyzing issues of race and ethnicity as they pertain both to the University and beyond. Members’ responsibilities include developing, advocating and publicizing programs and activities that will strengthen understanding within the Emory community.
The deadline for nominations is March 1, and new members will be invited to the first meeting of the fall semester in August. For more information, visit www.pcore.emory.edu or contact Chair Donna Wong at 404-727-3794 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
The LGBT commission advises the president and focuses on implementation of the University’s Equal Opportunity Policy and benefits for employees’ domestic partners, working in close coordination with the Office of LGBT Life. Commission members develop and support programs aimed at reducing homophobia and heterosexism, and also conduct studies to address those concerns.
The deadline for nominations is March 1, and new members will be invited to the LGBT commission’s spring retreat and to the last meeting of the semester on April 18. Commission meetings are held from
5:15–7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, visit www.emory.edu/PCLGBTC or contact Chair Cathi Wentworth at 770-784-4631 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.