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The Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues (PACWI) promotes the interests of women at the University of Oklahoma (OU), particularly women engaged in research, teaching, and administration. PACWI accomplishes this aim by:

· Attending to issues of concern to women at OU and making suggestions about these issues to the Provost.

· Generating opportunities for networking and community building among women at OU.

· Celebrating the accomplishments of women at OU.

· Communicating and collaborating with other groups concerned about gender and diversity at OU.

Executive Committee (2015-2016)
Chair:                        Mary Sue Backus, Professor, Law
Chair-Elect:               Sherri Irvin, Professor, Philosophy
Past Chair:                Laura Bartley, Assistant Professor, Plant Biology
Secretary:                 Shannon Dulin, Assistant Professor, Geology and Geophysics
Faculty Senate Rep: Keri Kornelson, Associate Professor, Mathematics
Working Group Leads
Leadership:                         Mary Sue Backus (
Family Friendly Climate:    Laura Bartley (
Gender Equity:                    Lori Snyder (, Associate Professor, Psychology
Recruitment/Retention:    Janet Allen (, Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering & Shannon Dulin (

PACWI e-mail: