I. History of the Task Force (continued)
Task Force members were appointed in July, 1999. Initial members included: Dr. Raquel Aguilu de Murphy, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Dr. Thomas Anderson, Professor of Philosophy; Dr. Dennis Garrett, Professor of Business Administration; Dr. Carla Hay, Associate Professor of History; Dr. Kim Halula, Associate Professor and Chair of Dental Hygiene; Dr. Diane Hoeveler, Professor of English; Dr. Mary Hoy, Professor and Dean of the School of Education; Reverend Thomas Hughson, S. J., Associate Professor of Theology; Dr. Christine Kovach, Associate Professor of Nursing; Dr. Cheryl Maranto, Associate Professor of Management and Associate Dean of the College of Business; Reverend Daniel McDonald, S. J., Executive Director of the Office of University Mission and Identity; Dr. Kristina Ropella, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Dr. Karen Slattery, Associate Professor of Broadcast and Electronic Communication; Dr. Nancy Snow, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Dr. Norman Sullivan, Associate Professor and Chair, Social and Cultural Studies; Dr. Peter Toumanoff, Associate Professor of Economics; Dr. Brian Unsworth, Professor and Chair of Biology; and Professor Christine Wiseman, Professor of Law and Associate Vice-President of Academic Affairs. The membership represented a diverse group of individuals who brought to bear a variety of disciplinary perspectives and ranges of experience on matters concerning gender equity. Consequently, numerous Colleges and Programs throughout the University were represented at each stage of Task Force process.
The demands of the charge and the magnitude of Task Force responsibilities were such that several members with other pressing commitments asked to be relieved of Task Force duties. Task Force members Kovach, Ropella, and Sullivan subsequently resigned from the Task Force and were replaced by Dr. Mary Jane Schank, Professor of Nursing and Dr. Barbara Silver-Thorn, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. When informed that the Task Force had no representation from the Dental School, Dr. Elise Sampson, Associate Professor of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Science, joined the Task Force. Following several administrative changes, Task Force members Hoy and Halula resigned from the Task Force. Subsequently, Dr. Halula rejoined the Task Force as Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Reverend Thomas Hughson, S.J., was excused during the 2000-2001 academic year to fulfill the needs of his sabbatical.