Our History

  • Spring 1992

    A reunion and conference held, "In Celebration of Women's Education at SSU: 1970-1992"

    Karen Markowitz laid off from Women's Resource Center and funding is ended

  • Fall 1993

    Women's Resource Center returns to a primarily student-run organization with Linda Lipps, Associate Director of EOP, given one-fourth time to be the coordinator

    Student coordinator of Women's Resource Center files a case with the U.S. Office of Civil Rights (OCR), complaining that SSU is deficient in dealing with complaints about sexual assault and sexual harassment

    Women's Studies wins a grant from AT&T to develop a "Women in Science" program

  • Spring 1994

    Eileen Naughton-Merberg appointed Coordinator of Sexual Assault Education

    Christine Ritchy-Gray hired to coordinate a Women in Science program

  • Fall 1994

    Women's Studies is granted a second tenure-track position

    Women's Studies approved to offer an experimental special major in Gender Studies for five years

  • Spring 1995

    Cindy Stearns hired as assistant professor of Women's Studies

  • Fall 1995

    Funding restored to hire a half-time professional coordinator for the Women's Resource Center, combined with a half-time employee in the Office of Campus Life. Kris Montgomery is hired

  • Fall 1996

    "Conference on Girls: Power, Promise and Possibility" held with funding from the Sonoma County Community Foundation and AAUW

  • Spring 1997

    Students Against Sexual Assault (SASA) founded with Brandi Redman as the first student coordinator

  • Fall 1997

    Kaiser Permanente funds the Women's Health Lecture Series

  • Spring 1998

    New major in Women's and Gender Studies approved unanimously by all campus committees. This is the new name of the program