September 24, 1999
President Arthur K. Smith appoints 24 UH-affiliated women to the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women for a two-year period to address the issues and concerns of women on the University of Houston campus.
October 18, 1999
First meeting of the commission is held. Ileana V. Treviño is elected chair.
November 17, 1999
At the request of the commission, President Smith expands the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women to 35 members to include males and other identified persons.
Review and selection of consulting firms.
Work groups formed; consultants begin gathering information; committee on the Status of Women (CSW) proposes to President Smith the formation of a Women’s Resource Center (WRC); President Smith defers final decision on proposal until commission’s final report; CSW invited to attend commission meetings.
Consultants conduct survey across campus.
Review of consultant findings; development of seven committees to write formal recommendations based on the consultant findings.
Finalization of formal recommendations to the president and the executive summary.
September 21, 2001
Final Report with executive summary forwarded to President Smith.
President Smith reviews recommendations with his cabinet.
January 17, 2002
President responds to commission.
Spring, Summer, and Fall 2002
Kathy Anzivino and Anne Jacobson elected as co-chairs; committees begin work on specific recommendations including the process of creating a single, permanent, campuswide advisory group on women's issues at the university.
March 11, 2003
Commission forwards bylaws of the University Commission on Women to President Smith.
May 13, 2003
President Smith approves, effective immediately, the establishment of the permanent University Commission on Women and the bylaws recommended for its operations.
November 5, 2003
President Gogue appoints the members of the new permanent University Commission on Women.
January 12, 2004
First meeting of the new, permanent University Commission on Women.