The Council for Gender Equity on the Faculty at Colorado State University. Top L to R - Jimena Sagas, Roe Bubar, Katie McShane, Diana Prieto, Denise Apodaca, Monique Rocca, Chrissy Chard (rotated off), Ruth Hufbauer, Silvia Canetto, Erika Miller, Noa Roman-Muniz, Rob Sica, Cori Wong Not pictured: Lumina Albert, Meena Balgopal, Sheryl Magzamen, Jessica Metcalf, Christine Olver, Liba Pejchar, Lief Sorensen, Caridad Sousa


The Standing Committee on the Status of Women Faculty (SCSWF) was established in 2014 as part of the President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity by President Tony Frank to assist the University in designing strategies and promoting activities that enhance gender equity and faculty women’s issues. President Joyce McConnell has moved it to report directly to her during her transition period to become the Council for Gender Equity on the Faculty (CoGen).

Charge and Mission

This Council focuses explicitly on issues impacting the work life, campus climate, and persistent barriers inhibiting the success of women faculty at Colorado State University, paying special attention to the global and national climates for academic women. The Council offers recommendations to the University President for ways CSU might help counter pervasive national challenges related to women in academia, including all disciplines where women are historically and currently underrepresented. This will include underrepresentation of women in senior academic and leadership positions.


The Council shares the University’s goal of making Colorado State University the best environment for women to teach, learn and work.