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History of Women at UC Merced

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Fall 2016: New Director and Advocate hired for the Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Office, formerly known as the Violence Prevention Program.

New Director Looks to Build on Sexual Violence Prevention Efforts September 15, 2016

March 2016:  Women's Basketball Wins Second Straight Conference Title March 2, 2016

2015: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (WSTEM) was formed in 2015.  Group Offers Encouragement, Support to Women in STEM February 2, 2016

October 2015:  Event Connects High School Girls with Female Scientists October 6, 2015

Fall 2015: Ex-Oficio Onar Primitivo and Co-chairs Kahil Morales and Jennifer Quiralte take action to revitalize CACSW.

Summer 2015: Jill Robbins Named Dean of School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts July 28, 2015

March 2015: Women's Basketball Claims First Conference Title March 6, 2015

Spring 2015: Lift While You Lead hosted their first conference “Empower Me”
Mentoring Program Empowers Student Leaders May 1, 2015

January 2015: Angi Baxter selected as first Women’s Programs and LGBTQ Coordinator

April 2012: Campus' Violence Prevention Program Wins Congressional Award April 23, 2012

Spring 2011: Dorothy Leland Named Campus Chancellor by Regents May 18, 2011

Summer 2010: As part of a system-wide initiative to address campus climate, the Chancellor's Advisory Council on Campus Climate, Culture and Inclusion Committee is created.
UC Names Advisory Council on Tolerance, Inclusion   June 16, 2010

April 2010: The Violence Prevention Program, funded by the Violence Against Women grant, is founded.  Preventing Violence One Action at a Time November 9, 2010

March 2010: Women's Programs hosts inaugural Outstanding Women's Luncheon recognizing influential women faculty and staff.

Fall 2009: UC Merced receives an institutional grant from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women.

July 2009: Chancellor Kang signs the 2009-2010 Campus Affirmative Action Plan for Women and Minorities.

June 2009: The campus's Early Childhood Education Center opens.  Bobcat "Kittens" Will Soon Find Their Niche at UC Merced June 12, 2009

June 2009: Women's Programs becomes an official programmatic focus in the Office of Student Life.

May 2009: First lady Michelle Obama delivers the address for UC Merced's inaugural class commencement ceremony.  More on this topic…
Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama at UC Merced's 2009 Commencement May 16, 2009

April 2009: University Women of Merced Network hosts UC Merced's first Women's Leadership Conference.

October 2008: Chancellor Steve Kang writes a formal charge for the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CACSW).

May 2008: The first University of California System-wide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) is established.

Fall 2007: As a part of a system-wide initiative, UC Merced receives a Violence Against Women grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. UC Merced Police Awarded Federal Grant to Fund Programs Fighting Violence Against Women on Campus October 20, 2009

Fall 2005: University Women of Merced Network (UWMN), a student organization, is founded.

January 2003: UC Merced presents the fourth annual Women Leaders in Agriculture Conference in Tulare.  4th Annual Women Leaders in Agriculture Conference January 22, 2003

March 2002: UCSF Professor Named as UC Merced Dean of Natural Sciences March 14, 2002

January 2002: UC Merced presents the third annual Women Leaders in Agriculture Conference in Fresno.  Women Leaders in Agriculture Conference January 3, 2002

Fall 2001: Jane Fiori Lawrence named as founding Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Named September 4, 2001

1999-2006: Carol Tomlinson-Keasey serves as UC Merced's founding chancellor.
UC Merced Chancellor To Speak At Mariposa Event May 6, 2001