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Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Advisory Board

The Center's Advisory Board advances the Center's mission, vision, and strategic direction by providing crucial support for innovative teaching and scholarship and by enhancing the Center's outreach to the Houston community and beyond.

Chair: Judge Steven E. Kirkland '82

Anne Chao '09 Ph.D. (M.A. '05)

Meghan Davenport '15

Priyanka Duvvuru '14

Karen Ostrum George '77

Ron Goines

Melanie Gray (Founding Chair, 2009-2013)

Karen L. Jones

Richard Lapin

Lynn Mathre '79, '81

Sherry M. Merfish (Former Chair, 2014-2016)

Jennifer M. Nelsen

Collyn A. Peddie '79
Cathryn Rodd Selman '78

Dinesh Singhal
Karen Twitchell

Lidija Wilhelms '14


Center Council

As our Advisory Board members rotate off active service, they continue their relationships with CSWGS through the Center Council.  We are honored to have their continued support.

Kafah Bachari; Phyllis Cohen; Rev. Dr. Marcus Cosby; Paul Guillory '76; Pauline E. Higgins; Jesse H. Jones II; Dr. Rhea Lawson; Ryan Levy '97; Crystal Washington