Office of the President

Committee for the Advancement of Women and Minorities

Membership Category Department

Terms expire August 31, 2014:
Blake, Nicquet Administrative/Professional Dean Graduate School
Clegg, Autumn D. Health Professions Occupational Therapy
* Hicks, Cherri Nursing Family & Community HS
Matthews, Gloria Classified Pediatrics – Endocrinology
Oliveira, Erica Dental Comprehensive Dentistry
Talley, Brenda Medical/Clinical Psychiatry

Terms expire August 31, 2015:
Chatterjee, Bandana Medical/Basic Science Molecular Medicine
Gerardi, Margit Nursing Family & Community HS
Hickey, Rosemary Medical/Clinical Anesthesiology
Place, Nancy Administrative/Professional Academic Technology Services
Rios, Grace Classified Academic Coord. Student Services
Simmonds, Maureen Health Professions Physical Therapy

Terms expire August 31, 2016:
Lehman, Donna Classified Medicine
Schmitz, Gillian Medical/Basic Science Emergency Health Services
Villarreal Garza, Marianela Dental Comprehensive Dentistry

Ex Officio (non-voting)
Blankmeyer, Bonnie L. Executive Director EEO/AA Office
Tesh, Michael Vice President for Human Resources Human Resources
Gargano, Michael Vice President for AFSA Office of the Academic, Faculty & Student Affairs


Charge: To serve in a consultative and advisory capacity to the President and to advise the Vice President for Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs; to participate in the development of priorities, formulate and recommend plans; and facilitate actions that promote the professional development and advancement of women and minorities, faculty in particular, and all Health Science Center employees in general. This Committee is required by The University of System policy.


Term of membership: Three years


Additional information: Committee meets four times per year. The Committee plans and develops activities and handles its work by email between meetings. No specific expertise is required but faculty and administrative & professional staff serving on this committee should be interested in the advancement of women and minorities and be willing and committed to serving the needs of the committee and the Health Science Center.


* Chair
** Vice Chair