The West Virginia University Center for Women’s and Gender Studies welcomed 71 new female faculty members to the academic community Sept. 16, during its 33rd annual potluck dinner.
West Virginia Delegate Barbara Evans Fleischauer, D-Monongalia, and a long-standing supporter of the Center, hosted the dinner at her home.
The dinner serves as an opportunity to introduce newer female faculty to those who’ve been with the University for some time. Judith Stitzel, the founding director of the Center was in attendance as were Dean Robert H. Jones and associate deans, Joan Gorham and Valerie Lastinger, of the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, and WVU Associate Vice President Nigel Clark.
“It’s a good way for the new faculty members to network, to meet faculty members in other disciplines and to learn about some of the organizations that are available to them at WVU,” said Jennifer Orlikoff, interim director of the Center of Women’s and Gender Studies.