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Making History

Beth Walker 

Beth was recently named the dean of the College of Business here at CSU. She is the first female dean in its 50-year history.

 "What I like to do is work with others to create a vision and then engage the broader organization to execute the vision."


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Important Events

October 22, 2015

15th Annual Patsy Boyer Memorial Lecture & Reception

Dr. Courtenay Daum will be talking about "The War on Solicitation & Intersectional... learn more

October 27, 2015

Emerging Women Leaders Webinar Series: Managing a Multigenerational Team

October 27 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Lory Student Center Guest speaker: Anna Ettin, Vice... learn more

November 03, 2015

The Feminist Forum: The State of Women and Gender at CSU

The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research The Feminist Forum: The State of Women... learn more

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Ripple Effect Grant Award


Ripple Effect Announces Grant Award Recipients

Nearly 50 proposals were submitted by faculty and staff from across campus to make this the best place for women to work and learn. Take look at the eight ideas that were granted funding!


Leadership Book Club Launched

From one of the Ripple Effect grant awards, a Leaderhip Book Club was formed. Thank you Lindsay Mason for your proposal! Check out the first book that will be featured in the book club!


Making A Difference

Carole Makela


Carole Makela, a professor in the School of Education, has received the 2015 Soroptimist International of Fort Collins Making a Difference for Women Award. Makela was recognized for her impact on the lives of women and families, locally and around the world, as a collaborator, mentor, advisor, professor, professional, and community volunteer.


Congratulations Carole, and thanks for making a difference!

Did You Know?

That 90% of our brain's growth occurs by age five? That's why it's never too early to start helping children prepare to be successful in school. Learn More



Something to Read!

Check out this article, "Follow the Money," which talks about a recent study that attempts to address the pay gap.