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'scouncil@unlv.edu 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.

Programming

  • 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'scouncil@unlv.edu with “Follow” in the subject line. We will add your name to our list and keep you updated on activities and information.