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Committee Members

  • Stefanie Hines

    CHAIR

    "The only way to solve the problem of women's subordination is to change people's mindset and to plant the new idea of gender equality into every mind." 

    -Qingrong Ma

    Teaching Assistant Professor, Davis College

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  • Heidi Muller

    VICE CHAIR

    “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

    Residence Hall Coordinator, Dadisman and Stalnaker Halls

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  • Dariane Drake

    COMMUNICATIONS SECRETARY

    “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.” – Michelle Obama 

    Data Analyst and Visiting Lecturer, John Chambers College of Business and Economics

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  • Melanie Page

    IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR

    "Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they are always there." – Unknown

    Associate Vice President for Creative and Scholarly Activity, Research Office

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  • Sidney Anderson

    "Feminism isn't about making women strong. Women are already strong. It's about changing the way the world perceives that strength." —G.D. Anderson

    Undergraduate Student

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  • Meridith Balas

    “Be the person you needed when you were younger.”

    Director of Alumni Engagement at West Virginia University

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  • Niara Campbell

    "You cannot enslave a mind that knows itself. That values itself. That understands itself." – Wangari Maathai  

    Program Coordinator Center for Learning, Advising and Student Success

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  • Trish Cendana

    "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.  In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it." – Maya Angelou

    Director of Residence Life, Housing and Residence Life

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  • Elizabeth Claydon

    "We are, each of us, angels with only one wing, and we can only fly embracing each other." – Luciano Decrescenzo

    Ph.D. Candidate, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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  • Katie Condon

    “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” – The Teachings of Buddha

    Assistant Director of Recruitment and Enrollment Management at West Virginia University; Ph.D. Candidate, Higher Education Administration

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  • Jessica Dai

    “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Diversity Resident Librarian

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  • Sally Deskins

    “Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time.” – Helen Cixous

    Exhibits & Programs Coordinator, WVU Libraries

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  • Kisstaman Epps

    "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Administrative Assistant for Residence Life

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  • Saira George

    "There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women." 

    -Kofi Annan

    Assistant Medical Director of Ambulatory Services, WVU Student Health/Urgent Care/International Travel Clinic

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  • Brad Grimes

    J.D., Program Specialist, LGBTQ+ Center and Women's Resource Center

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  • Morgan Haas

    “If you don't understand, ask questions. If you're uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It's easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard.” -  Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Operations Coordinator, Center for Service and Learning

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  • Whitney Hyatt

    “We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We are the wolves, fighting for a better tomorrow for ourselves, our pack, and all the future wolves who will come after us” –Abby Wambach

    Graduate Research Assistant

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  • Cate Johnson

    Assistant Director of the ASPIRE Office.

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  • Dana Huebert Lima

    "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."  Marie Curie

    Teaching Associate Professor and Director of the Honors College EXCEL Program

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  • Jen MacDonald

    "Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give" – Unknown Author

    Program Coordinator, First-Year Experience

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  • Rachel Nieman

    “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

    Director of Recruitment and Retention, John Chambers College of Business and Economics

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  • Christopher Owen

    Intersectionality includes a commitment to the investigation of multiple points of identity—focused on the experiences, communities, and identities of marginalized groups (Crenshaw, 1989).

    Graduate Student, Clinical Child Psychology Doctoral Program

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  • Olivia Pape

     “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life.” –Prince

    Director of Communications, Office of Health Promotion and Wellness

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  • Amanda Ray

    "But now I know the things I know, And do the things I do; And if you do not like me so, To hell, my love, with you!" – Dorothy Parker, "Indian Summer"

    Attorney, Ray Law PLLC

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  • Peggy Runyon

    "People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously." – Eleanor Roosevelt

    Police Sgt. Community Relations Coordinator/Crime Prevention, University Police Department

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  • Tara Scatterday

    "We do our part." – FDR

    Director of Communications and Marketing, WVU School of Medicine

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  • Robynn Shannon

    Robynn.Shannon@mail.wvu.edu

    Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning Commons

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  • Abigail Smith


    WVU Student

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  • Melissa Stacy

     "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."  Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Attorney, Student Legal Services

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