Whereas gender equity is a priority at UW-L,

 

Whereas University of Wisconsin System Coordinator for Women's Issues has directly impacted the status of women students, faculty and staff at UW-L through

·        obtaining a $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

·        partnering with the Wisconsin Coalition on Sexual Assault to promote the prevention of campus violence

·        participating on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership

·        participating on the Board of Directors of the College and University Work/Family Association

·        organizing the first UW System conference to address work/family issues,

 

Whereas the 2004 Campus Climate survey emphasized the tremendous amount of work yet to be done to assure gender equality at UW-L,

 

And, whereas we value creating an effective organizational structure for improving the status of women in the University of Wisconsin System, including at UW-L,

 

The UW-L Faculty Senate is adamantly opposed to the elimination of the University of Wisconsin System Coordinator for Women’s Issues and respectfully asks the Board of Regents to reconsider this decision.