Extraordinary Ordinary Women of Montana State University
From the university’s beginning 125 years ago, the women of Montana State University made remarkable contributions to the status of women at the institution, in the state and across the country. They included such women as the first Dean of Women, who taught women skills to promote their financial independence in the 1920s or the group who challenged gender pay inequities in the 1970s. in 2018, the President’s Commission on the Status of University Women – formed by MSU’s first female president – continues to work toward the discovery and elimination of institutional barriers to the success of women.
In celebration of MSU’s 125th anniversary in 2018, the PCOSUW honored women leaders, problem solvers and innovators from today and throughout MSU’s history. The list of honorees below were selected from almost 400 nominations from across the state for womenwho have had an impact on the status of women at MSU and are inspiring or have inspired others by their example.
- March 29 - We presented the stories of some of these amazing women as part of the Herstory of Montana State University at the Diversity Symposium.
- October 19 - November 9 - Installation in the Renne Library on the MSU Bozeman campus.
- November 2nd -Luncheon in Celebration of the 125 honorees.
- November 3rd - Honorees were invited onto the field between the first and second quarter.
The PCOSUW solicited nominations from March 29th through May 15th for women who have had an impact on the status of women at MSU and are inspiring or have inspired others by their example. Honorees were notified in July 2018 and honored at a celebration in November 2018. Learn more about those events.
- Affiliation with MSU
- Had an impact on the status of women
- Has inspired others by her example