About

Mission Statement

The mission of the Women’s Caucus is to advocate for positive change on issues of concern to women at the University of Delaware.

Membership

All faculty and staff of the University of Delaware who identify as women are considered to be members of the Women’s Caucus.

Objectives

The Caucus will carry out its mission by:

  • Raising awareness of women’s issues, especially those of gender inequity;
  • Promoting the consistent adherence to university policies that advance gender equity;
  • Advocating for the adoption of new or revised university policies that advance gender equity;
  • Providing a confidential and safe forum for the discussion of issues important to women at the University of Delaware;
  • Working in collaboration with other caucuses and groups on issues of common concern.

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Past Boards (More about the Board here)

2015-2016 Board Members

Robin Andreasen, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Co-chair (2013-2016)
Christine Scheirer Mangat, Alumni Relations, Co-Chair (2011-2015)
Heather Doty, Mechanical Engineering (2013-2016)
Jodi Drake, Honors Program (2014-2017)
Megan Gaffney, University Library, Secretary (2012-2015)
Karren Helsel-Spry, Faculty Senate (2013-2016)
Helga Huntley, School of Marine Science and Policy (2011-2014-2017)
Stephanie Kerschbaum, English (2011-2014-2017)
Shannon Lennon-Edwards, Behavioral Health and Nutrition (2011-2014-2017)
Elaine Salo, Political Sci & Int Relations (2014-2017)
Regina Sims Wright, School of Nursing (2014-2017)
Patricia Sloane-White, Anthropology (2013-2016)
Susan Williams, President’s Office (2014-2017)

2014-2015 Board Members 

Robin Andreasen, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Co-chair (2013-2016)
Christine Scheirer, Alumni Relations, Co-Chair (2011-2015)
Bess Davis, Center for Global and Area Studies & Center for the Study of Diversity (2014-2017)
Rebecca Davis, History, Co-Chair (2011-2014-2017)
Heather Doty, Mechanical Engineering (2013-2016)
Jodi Drake, Honors Program (2014-2017)
Megan Gaffney, University Library, Secretary (2012-2015)
Karren Helsel-Spry, Faculty Senate (2013-2016)
Helga Huntley, School of Marine Science and Policy (2011-2014-2017)
Stephanie Kerschbaum, English (2011-2014-2017)
Shannon Lennon-Edwards, Behavioral Health and Nutrition (2011-2014-2017)
Tiara Malcom, Athletics (2014-2017)
Elaine Salo, Political Sci & Int Relations (2014-2017)
Regina Sims Wright, School of Nursing (2014-2017)
Patricia Sloane-White, Anthropology (2013-2016)
Susan Williams, President’s Office (2014-2017)

2nd Annual Women's Caucus Spring Social Event
(photo credit: University of Delaware. Members of the Women’s Caucus 2013-2014 Board pose for a photo at the 2013 Spring Social event. Front: Karren Helsel-Spry, Marcia Nickle, Shannon Lennon-Edwards, Christine Scheirer, Helga Huntley, Rebecca Davis, Suzanne Stewart, Patricia Sloane-White. Back: Deborah Kirwan, Sandy August, Robin Andreasen, Stephanie Kerschbaum, Heather Doty, Megan Gaffney.)