The Emily Taylor Center staff works in conjunction with the Center's Advisory Board. The Center could not carry out its important mission without the assistance and support of our devoted Advisory Board members. Below is a listing of this year's Advisory Board members. Many of the women that serve on the Board have been honored by the Center either as Hall of Fame members or Women of Distinction. To learn more about those that have been honored simply click on the woman's name.
Advisory Board President
Executive Vice President, KVC Health Systems/Niles Home for Children
Advisory Board Vice President
University of Arkansas
Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology - University of Kansas Medical Center
Advisory Board Past President
Retired Senior Vice President, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
David J. Brown, L.C.
Managing Attorney, The Law Office of David J. Brown
Diana Carlin, Ph.D.
Retired Associate Vice President for Graduate Education & International Initiatives, Saint Louis University
Retired Managing Director, Standard & Poors
Christie Garton, Esq.
Founder & CEO, 1,000 Dreams Fund
Jennifer Hamer, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Diversity and Equity, University of Kansas
Chelsi Hayden, Esq.
Professor of Law, University of Nebraska
The Honorable Karen Humphreys
Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge
Futures Unlimited Inc.
Kellyann Jones-Jamtgaard, Ph.D.
Career Academies Liaison, PREP-KC, KUMC
Susana Mariscal, Ph.D.
Shannon Portillo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, KU Public Affairs & Administration
Jessica St. Clair-Stong
Jean Shepherd, Esq.
Retired District Judge, Douglas County
Michael Wade Smith
Executive Director of Marketing and Advancement, Office of the Provost
Barbara Ballard, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Civic Outreach, Dole Institute of Politics
Nicolas Syrett, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Kansas
Program Coordinator, Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of Kansas
Kathy Rose-Mockry, Ph.D.
Director, Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, University of Kansas
Beverly Smith Billings
Joanne Collins (Founding Member)
Nancy Hiebert (Founding Member)
Mary Turkington (Founding Member)
Mady Womack, Student Body President
Alicia Whitson, President, Commission on the Status of Women/ SURGE
VACANT, President, Natl. Pan-Hellenic Council
VACANT, Director of Risk Management, Panhellenic Representative