President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW)
Congratulations to PCSW member Dr. Judith Iriarte-Gross on earning the 2020 Woman of Achievement Award (shared with Wendy Thompson of TBR) from Women in Higher Education in Tennessee.
Iriarte-Gross dedicates her academic life to promoting women in science. She is director of MTSU’s Women in STEM (WISTEM) Center, an incubator for women interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the only one of its kind in Tennessee. She also initiated MTSU’s Expanding Your Horizons conference, an annual event for middle-school and high-school girls who are interested in science.
Read more about Dr. Iriarte-Gross, the history of this award, as well as biographies of three MTSU scholarship winners at MTSU News.
The PCSW is a large standing committee that:
- Identifies areas of concern to women students, faculty, staff, and administrators at MTSU
- Researches how other universities and organizations deal with these issues
- Recommends policy modifications, where needed
- Funds seed projects to address problems not requiring policy changes
- Finds permanent administrative homes for projects that have the potential for long-term positive impact
- Provides support for activities of specific interest and benefit to women
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MTSU's President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) is a partnership with the President's Office and serves as a primary channel of communication regarding issues and concerns related to women students, staff, faculty and administrators.
The Commission's purpose is to advocate that the University respond to the needs of women by removing obstacles and building bridges between working and social environments for women.
To that end, the Commission works collaboratively with a broad constituency of groups, offices and organizations in promoting the advancement of women through education, support, and activism.