Shawnee State University Women’s
The Center was created in the Spring of 2006 by action of the SSU Board
of Trustees. The Women's Forum - a membership organization which
preceded the Center - was formed in
the Fall of 2000 "to promote, advocate, educate, and support the women of
Shawnee State University and the community at-large." The goals of the Women's Forum/Women's Center are as follows"
- Increasing awareness of gender related
issues affecting the status of women within academia and the
- Addressing, through focused initiatives, the specific concerns
of women within the Appalachian culture.
- Providing a forum for debate and discourse regarding issues
affecting women at Shawnee State.
- Serving as an impetus for concrete
actions that will result in increasing opportunities for career
advancement, academic accomplishment, enriching experience, and
professional development for the women of SSU.
- Encouraging the establishment of academic
programs that provide the opportunity for concentrated study of women's
- Offering programming which will
increase the level of self-esteem and personal
expectations of all women.
- Creating an atmosphere in which women
are valued, treated with respect, and afforded the same
opportunities available to others within the university and
Any university faculty, staff member, student, or alumni can be added to
the e-mail distribution list by sending a request to
Women's Center Advisory Committee meets monthly to pursue initiatives
and projects sponsored by the Center. The Advisory Committee members are
appointed each May by the various governance organizations on campus.
The committee is comprised of three administrators, three faculty, three
support staff and three students. (Revised 2006)
2011/12 Women's Center Advisory Committee: Katy Mathuews (Chair),
Members: Jennifer Pauley, Regina Bradley, Aubrey Fowler, Casey Glenn,
Stephen Howard, Connie Salyers Stoner, Nikki Karabinis, Kevin Lemaster,
Mandie Maxwell, Mistie Spicer,
Katy Werring, Mandie Maxwell, and Roberta Milliken.
For more information about the Women's Center and scheduled activities,
please contact Ann Linden, director, SSU Women's Center at
740.351.3738 or come by Massie 019
Hours: Mon - Thurs, 10 am - 4 pm & Fri, 9 am - 1 pm.
Contacts of Interest to Women on Campus
Dr. John Whitaker, Student Ombudsperson, 351.3280 - Marcie
Housing/Residence Life, 351.3217
Bane Sylvia, Affirmative Action, 351.3398 - Campus Security,
Linda Koenig, Counseling Services, 351.3539
The Women's Center will be collecting
empty ink and toner cartridges and old cell phones for Habitat for
Humanity all year.
Instead of discarding these items, please drop them off at the Women's
Shawnee State University does not discriminate
in admission, access or treatment in program and activities or employment
policies or practices on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, national or
ethnic origin, religion, marital status, age, sexual orientation, Vietnam-era or
qualified disabled veteran status, or qualified handicap.
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