Welcome to the URI President's Commission on the Status of
In December of 1999 URI President Robert L. Carothers and Provost M. Beverly Swan
announced the establishment of the President's Commission on the Status
of Women at the University of Rhode Island, the formation of a steering
committee, and a series of steps intended to advance the progress of
women at URI. The University would, among other initiatives, find a new
home for the Womenıs Center, located now at 22 Upper
College Rd.; appoint a full-time director to the Womenıs Center,
Carolyn Sovet, and provide funds for programming; put in place a process for keeping the university community
informed of outcomes of cases involving sexual discrimination, harassment
or assault; address issues of tenure, retention, and promotion of women
to bring their numbers more in line with those of their male
counterparts; address the issue of needed enhancement of family leave and
childcare; and begin the process for a permanent Affirmative Action,
Equal Opportunity and Diversity Officer with a commitment to women's
issues. A steering committee was then appointed to refine the
Commissionıs mission statement and further develop its objectives and
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Upcoming Fall PCOSW networking/get-together for the campus community!
Date: Thursday, September 22nd
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: The University Club
Welcome reception for all faculty, secretarial and
professional staff -- especially newcomers to URI.
flyer for reception