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Commission for Women

The Commission for Women serves as an advisory group to the President of the University on the status of women at Penn State, advocates for women's concerns, and recommends solutions.

Who can join the Commission?

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Faculty, staff, and administrators


Penn State Women with Influence
Barbara I Dewey
Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications

Penn State Women with Influence
Grace Hampton
Faculty Mentor and Professor of Art, Art Education, and Integrative Arts


CFW Community Read Selection
"My Belov
ed World" by Sonia Sotomayor is the selection for this spring.  Carla Pratt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Nancy J. LaMont Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, will facilitate the discussion at the March 19 public meeting. Follow the blog.

December Meeting Event:
"Seven Optimistic Practices"
Presenter - Molly Nece
Engaging Trainer, Author, Coach, Educator, and Business Leader
To view video of December Meeting [ YouTube ]

Past Event:
Center for Women Students

CFW Status of Women at Penn State

Commission Information

2013–2014 Commission Chair

Lisa German

Commission Meetings

Commission Highlights

Members of the Penn State community are welcome to attend Full Meetings.

(L to R) College of Education Dean David Monk and Climate Enhancement Award recipient Rose Baker, 2012 Co-chair
The Climate Enhancement Award

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