VT Women's Alliance

In the spirit of Ut Prosim, the Virginia Tech Women's Alliance champions an equitable and inclusive culture.

The Women's Alliance, in solidarity with caucuses and other university and community allies, provides the Virginia Tech community a forum to achieve shared goals and promote opportunities for underrepresented groups, which includes women of all identities by advancing:

  • Dialogue among the Women's Alliance and the university community
  • Campus services and programs that address the needs of women
  • Efforts to remove systemic barriers to advancement
  • Equity in hiring, promotion, and compensation
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Access to quality childcare for university employees and students
  • Positive and inclusive campus climate
  • Identification and resolution of campus equity and safety issues

For more information, contact Robin Queen and Kimberly Carlson, 2017-18 Co-Chairs, Gayatri Ankem, 2018-19 Chair, or Anna LoMascolo, Women's Center Liaison.

UPCOMING 2018-19 MEETING SCHEDULE:

Next full meeting of the Women's Alliance and Caucus:  Friday, November 16th @ Noon in 310 Kelly Hall

2018-19 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Chair:
Gayatri Ankem, VTTI
sunset@vt.edu

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect:
Tamara Cherry-Clarke, Office of Student Conduct
tcherryclarke@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Secretary/Historian:
Mary Case, Service Learning Coordinator
mcase9@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Publicity and Communications Coordinator:
Eleanor Nelsen, ICTA
enelsen@vt.edu

(540) 231-2761

Treasurer:
Carolyn Shivers, Assistant Professor, HDFS; Director, Pathways Minor in Disability Studies
shivercm@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Social Activity Coordinator:
Sarah M. Umbarger-Wells, Assistant Director, Talent Search
saumbarg@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Research Faculty/Instructors Subcommittee Co-Chairs:
Sara Arena, Collegiate Assistant Professor, BEAM
sarena@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Jianhe Du
Senior Research Associate, VTTI
jdu@vtti.vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty Subcommittee Chair:
Robin H. Lemaire, Assistant Professor
rlemaire@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

AP Faculty & Staff Subcommittee Co-Chairs:
Lujean Baab, Senior Director, Learning Experience Design, TLOS
lbaab@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Marin Riegger
Child Care and Family Initiatives Coordinator
childcare@vt.edu

Graduate Student Subcommittee Co-Chairs:
Cherice Hughes-Oliver, Graduate Research Assistant, Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab
cnh4ph@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

Sophia Ulman, Industrial Systems Engineering
smu4@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers

CEOD Representative:
Christa Miller, TLOS
millerch@vt.edu

Gender@VT Liaison
Robin Queen
rmqueen@vt.edu

Women’s Center Liaison:
Anna LoMascolo, Co-Director, Women’s Center
alomasco@vt.edu
PGP:  she/her/hers