- To advocate, educate, and provide support services for the advancement of gender equity on campus
- To provide a comfortable place where UH students, staff, and faculty can seek information on a variety of topics, obtain confidential referrals to appropriate campus and community resources, and discuss issues of concern;
- To educate the University of Houston community on topics that concern women with a special focus on violence against women due to gender, sexual identity, race, or disability;
- To identify and research issues that affect University of Houston women;
- To serve as a liaison between women on campus and the administration, often by working with the University Commission on Women; and
- To celebrate the achievements of University of Houston women by featuring a UH female faculty, staff or student each month on our web site in the "Spotlight" feature.
Beverly McPhail, PhD, LMSW, Director
Beverly is a social worker, author, and researcher. Her primary area of interest is women’s issues. She teaches, writes, and researches with a focus on violence against women and the status of women. She has taught women’s issues in the UH Graduate College of Social Work and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program. She has co-authored a textbook on women, Confronting Sexism and Violence against Women, as well as a report on the status of women and girls in the greater Houston area.
Malkia Hutchinson, BA, Sociology
Malkia Hutchinson graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Sociology. She worked for two years in Swaziland as a Peace Corps volunteer. Upon her return to the United States, she took a job in Washington DC at an agency that worked on HIV/AIDS issues as a health educator. Malkia also worked for a time in a battered women’s shelter in Texas. Malkia also has experience as a patient navigator in hospitals. She has a long interest and expertise in women's issues, following issues in a variety of social media. She is pleased to return to a college setting and make a difference for young women.