Advisory Board

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.

Board Officers

Advisory Board President
Executive Vice President, KVC Health Systems/Niles Home for Children
Advisory Board Vice President
University of Arkansas
Paige Geiger, Ph.D.
Advisory Board Secretary
Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology - University of Kansas Medical Center
Advisory Board Past President
Retired Senior Vice President, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Appointed Members

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
Cathy Daicoff
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 
Colette Kocour
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
​Community Volunteer
Jean Shepherd, Esq.
Retired District Judge, Douglas County
Michael Wade Smith
Executive Director of Marketing and Advancement, Office of the Provost

Special Consulting Members

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
Emily Gullickson
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

Honorary Members

Beverly Smith Billings
Joanne Collins (Founding Member) 
Ann Eversole
Ann Gardner
Ellen Hanson
Nancy Hiebert (Founding Member)
Joan Hunt
Nancy Lane
Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett
Genevieve McMahon
Elizabeth Schultz
Kala Stroup
Mary Turkington (Founding Member) 

Student Representatives

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


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