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PACWI

Provost Advisory Committee for Women’s Initiatives (PACWI)

PACWI serves as an advocate for women-identifying faculty, staff and graduate students at the University of South Carolina (USC Columbia and Palmetto College) by providing engagement and educational opportunities and creating awareness and effectuating change for benefits, pay, equality and equivalent and unimpeded opportunities at USC.

  • PACWI sponsors the annual Women's Leadership Institute offered in the spring to women in all higher education institutions in South Carolina.

Strategic goals

  • Advocate for fair and equitable opportunities through awareness, engagement and education.
  • Prepare and equip women-identifying persons to achieve their personal and professional goals.
  • Engage and educate allies to promote systemic transformation.
  • Network across higher education throughout South Carolina to cultivate a supportive coalition.

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Committee Chairs

  • Joan Creed, Faculty Co-chair,Associate Professor, College of Nursing
  • Gloria Y. Washington, Staff Co-chair, Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching Excellence 

Upcoming Events

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023

Location: See event description for more details.

Cost: Free

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2023

Location: See event description for more details.

Cost: Free

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Wednesday, Apr. 19, 2023

Location: See event description for more details.

Cost: Free

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Wednesday, May. 17, 2023

Location: See event description for more details.

Cost: Free

Botany Walk on the Historic Horseshoe

Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2023

Location: See event description for more details.

Cost: Free

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