Become a Member

The UNLV Women’s Council has served women and families at UNLV for over 25 years. We are a volunteer group of faculty and staff that advocates for an equitable, inclusive, transparent, safe, and supportive climate for campus women.

Task Forces

To get involved with a task force, send an email to women' with “Work” in the subject line. In the body of your email, please indicate the task force(s) you would like to be actively involved in.


  • Provide educational and networking opportunities to cultivate women’s leadership, research, publication, collaboration, and support
  • Collaborate with other campus constituents on programs, research, and outreach

Chair: vacant, contact Shanna Kinzel

Communication and Networking

  • Communicate timely and accurate information about the Women's Council and its activities
  • Showcase the accomplishments of UNLV women
  • Facilitate networking opportunities for campus women, as well as their allies

Chair: Theresa Boucher

Family Advocacy

  • Identify the current and growing needs of UNLV women and their families
  • Identify and advocate for resources necessary to meet these needs
  • Encourage the development of policy in support of families

Co-Chairs: Dana Angioni, Shellie Brattain

Hiring, Retention and Assessment

  • Collect/assess data regarding the status of UNLV women
  • Disseminate findings on the status of UNLV women
  • Provide advocacy related to gender equity in hiring, salary, retention, and climate
  • Review and promote evidence-based best practices to address gender issues on campus

Co-Chairs: Brenda Buck, Joanna Jezierska, Kat Hertlein

Health and Safety

  • Identify safety issues on campus and advocate and collaborate to resolve them
  • Identify and share health and safety resources on campus and in the community
  • Host health and safety events and programming to educate and share information
  • Research and review best practices in higher education for facilitating health and wellness among university employees

Chair: Christine Smith

Stay Informed

If you are interested in following the actions of the Women's Council but do not have time to work with us, send an email to women' with “Follow” in the subject line. We will add your name to our list and keep you updated on activities and information.