Emily Frye ’18, who graduated in April with a degree in Management, and Sheila Confer, EdD, assistant director of the Academic Village, were nominated and selected to represent Pitt-Greensburg in the University of Pittsburgh’s Spotlight on Women Leaders program.
The program was recently created by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns (PACWC) to celebrate, share, and inspire women’s leadership across the University. The goal of the Spotlight program is to recognize and honor women students, faculty, and staff who inspire others as role models and leaders. Confer and Frye will share their perspectives on leadership in short videos and/or other programming.
Spotlight on Women Leaders - Emily Frye | Frye, who graduated summa cum laude, was the first student from a regional campus to be selected to participate in the Hesselbein Global Academy for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh. She was one of 50 students selected out of 300 applications received for the program that aims to produce a cadre of experienced, ethical leaders equipped to address critical issues throughout the world. A campus leader in a variety of groups and activities, Frye also was a four-year member of the women’s tennis.
Along with Frye, Pitt is featuring Amber Griffith, a PhD candidate in Pitt’s Department of Biological Sciences, and Katie Huggler, a senior Psychology major at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
The Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Concerns (PACWC) was created in March 1983 to investigate the situation of women at Pitt; identify areas in which the University could improve responsiveness to women's concerns; suggest alternative solutions for perceived problems; and represent woman in all areas of the University, including teaching, research, administration, and support services.
PACWC seeks to ensure a productive educational and work environment for faculty, staff, and students, particularly in areas related to women's concerns. It focuses on general issues of campus climate and programs as they affect women throughout the University. PACWC seeks to assist the Provost and the University community through its mandate.
The committee is broadly representative across campuses and includes faculty members, staff, administrators, and students. PACWC participates in interviews of candidates for senior academic administrator positions and co-sponsors, with the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program, an annual lecture and reception welcoming new women faculty to the University of Pittsburgh.