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. Today, 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 this year celebrating MSU’s 125th anniversary, the PCOSUW is honoring 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.
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 will be notified in July 2018. Those selected will be recognized at an event in the fall as the first class of inductees for what we hope will be an annual event.
- Affiliation with MSU
- Had an impact on the status of women
- Has inspired others by her example
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 406-994-5338.