Women in Leadership Task Force
The Women in Leadership Task Force Charter is meant to embody and demonstrate the critical values of
inclusion, diversity, equity, and access while advancing a diversity portfolio that reflects Concordia
University Irvine’s mission, vision, and values.
To increase an inclusive culture that fosters equitable participation and opportunities of growth for faculty
and staff from diverse backgrounds, with specific attention towards gender, specifically women.
Task Force Scope
The Women in Leadership (WiL) Task Force has been formed to address the feedback and four areas of concern. Feedback from the three focus groups revealed some concerns in certain Gender Equity treatment areas, but there does not appear to be a pattern and practice of discrimination across the university that would violate Title IX. Education on diversity and inclusion has begun in faculty and staff meetings, which focus on stereotypes, biases, and microaggressions. These initiatives demonstrate the commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access university wide.
Issues, Goals, Workplan, and Timeline
Key issues were organized into four program areas: (1) Leadership and Development, (2) Compensation
and Salary, (3) Recognition and Events and (4) Diversity and Inclusion Education.
Measurable goals, workplan, and timeline are delineated in the Women in Leadership Strategic Plan.
Active participation in events and programming is encouraged. This is a results oriented plan and requires
monitoring of progress. Monitoring will be done by the Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion who will
then report to the Executive Council.
- When the Task Force has completed its work, the results/recommendations will be presented to
the IDEA Committee and Executive Council members for review. Any items that are questioned
will be researched and brought back for further discussion. Any items that are deemed
inappropriate will be reworked or removed from the Strategic Plan, as per the IDEA Committee
and Executive Council.
- Adoption of any recommendations will require a majority vote of the committee members present
at the time of the vote.
- Task Force co-chairs and Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will meet monthly to discuss
required monthly Task Force reports.
- Based on the monthly Task Force reports, the Dean will determine if sufficient progress has been
or is being made to justify the continuation of the Task Force.
- Task Force co-chairs will report progress in the IDEA Committee meetings.
- Task Force work should be completed by Summer 2019 from inception.
Roles and Responsibilities
- The Task Force co-chairs are appointed by the IDEA Committee co-chairs
- Task Force members will be appointed by the Task Force co-chairs and should be
multi-stakeholder in nature.
- All members must be active participants. If not, the Task Force co-chairs or the IDEA Committee
co-chairs must remove them
Mock, Penny - Director Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development
Acting Chair: Walker, Terilyn - Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Claypool, Kelsie - Educational Administration
Duport, Rebecca - Asst. Professor & Director of the Director of Christian Education Program of CCI
Hack, Konrad - Director of Forensics; Professor of Communications
Hannah, Sheila - MCAA Administration; Professor for MCAA
Martinez, Melinda - Director of Student Conduct
Sandy Mercier - Assistant Professor of Education; Program Coordinator for MAED: Ed Tech
Incoming chair: Playter, Kellie - Professor for Communication Studies
Roberson, Mo - Athletic Director
Rosenthal, Crystal - Senior Woman Administrator; Head Softball Coach
Rudela, Jelena - WINGS/Jumpstart Advisor
Stiegemeyer, Scott - Director of Ministerial Formation; Professor for Theology
- Annual Women in Leadership Luncheon
- Dr. Mary Scott - Woman Leader of the Year
Download Women in Leadership Task Force PDF