Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for
Academic Affairs honored
| Cora Marrett
B. Marrett was one of three prominent women educators honored last
month by the American Psychological Association during the organization's
annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Marrett received a presidential
citation from APA president Patrick H. DeLeon recognizing her "sustained
and courageous leadership on behalf of women, ethnic minorities,
and other underrepresented groups in science and technology."
"Because of your efforts,"
adds the citation, "women's equality in education and employment
are central tenets of the nation's laws and public policies. Scientific
agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National
Institutes of Health, have equity for women and girls on their organizational
agendas. Committees on the status of women in science and technology
flourish in scientific societies, providing continuing voices and
platforms of influence for women's issues."
Honored with Marrett were
Bernice Sandler, senior scholar in residence at the National Association
for Women in Education, and Janet Welch Brown, the former executive
director of the Environmental Defense Fund who is now a visiting
fellow at the World Resources Institute.
The three also took part
in a special panel on "Advocating for Women in Science: Reflections
from the Front Lines" that was chaired by Nancy Felipe Russo
of Arizona State University.
The panel was presented as
part of the APA's Presidential Initiative on Women in Science.