Included here are activity and annual reports of the Office for Women starting in academic year 2003-04. Previous years activities and reports can be found in the Archives section.
History of the Office
The current Office for Women was established in October 1996 following a recommendation of the Task Force on the Status of Women. Kathleen Warfel, a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine was named director and the office was established in October 1996. Other staff included Kimberly Quaid, an Assistant Professor of; Medicine and Molecular Genetics; as Assistant to the Director and Betty Wolf as Secretary.
The office was charged with providing leadership and action for the creation of an inclusive campus environment where women could succeed as faculty, staff, and students.
In 1998 Kathleen Warfel resigned and Kimberly Quaid de Cordon became the Director and the office was moved to the portfolio of the Office for Professional Development and housed in University Library. Rebecca Van Voorhis was appointed Assistant Director at that time. Sadly, we lost Betty Wolf in 2000 to a battle with cancer.
Although FTE support for the office was substantially reduced at this time, activities of the office and the Commission on Women continued to address the concerns of women on campus.
During this time the new Center for the Young Child, IUPUI’s childcare center, was opened; a Professional Staff Compensation Equity Review was completed; the original key indicators on the advancement of women were updated; a Work/Life Consultant position was created in Human Resources; a Sexual Harassment Leadership Orientation program was presented to deans, chairs and directors of the school units; and programming on career and professional development continued.
In July 2001, Kimberly Quaid de Cordon resigned as director and the position was vacant for several years. Activities of the office were continued under the auspices of the Office for Professional Development with assistance from Sherree Wilson, Director of Multicultural Professional Development and research assistants, Jeanine Bankey and Annila Muhammed.
After an evaluation of the role of the office, it was determined to make the position of director a staff position and to seek to fill it. In 2004, Kathleen Grove was hired as the part-time director of the office which was at that time an advocacy office within the Office for Professional Development.
In 2007, the position of director was made a permanent full-time position. With the dissolution of the Office for Professional Development in 2008, the Director now reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Also, for a listing of all programming from 2004 to date, click here.