History

At the 1993 Women's Studies faculty retreat, sponsored by the Women's Research Institute (WRI), attendees voted to create a Faculty Women's Association (FWA) on campus to address issues of interest to them. A committee formed and met during fall 1993 to plan the organization. In December 1993, a letter signed by the ten committee members was sent to faculty women explaining the concept. All faculty women were invited to a meeting held 3 January 1994, when a nominating committee was formed. Later a bylaws committee was assembled to draft Association bylaws. Elections for initial FWA officers were held spring 1994 and activities were planned for the 1994–1995 academic year.

Activities have generally included several meetings during each year on various topics and in diverse formats. They are intended to assist women faculty in their professional roles, share research, and mingle with colleagues. The Faculty Women's Association usually sponsors each year a question/answer session with the University president and a visit from one (or more) of the General Relief Society presidency. Beginning in 1998, the FWA took the lead in planning and sponsoring the annual retreat.

FWA Presidents

Connie L. Blakemore, 1994-95 
Lynn C. Callister, 1995-96 
Barbara Day Lockhart, 1996-97 
Cheryl B. Preston, 1997-98 
Susan Easton Black, 1998-99
Sally H. Barlow, 1999-00
Earlene Durrant, 2000-01
Kristine Hansen, 2001-02
Nora Nyland, 2002-03
Roberta Magarrell, 2003-04
Beverly Zimmerman, 2004-05
Shirley E. Cox, 2005-06 
Betty Ashbaker, 2006-07 
Lora Beth Brown, 2007-08
Bonnie Anderson, 2008-09
Rae Jeanne Memmott, 2009-10
Rosemary Thackeray, 2010-11
Connie Lamb, 2011-12

FWA Officers

1994-1995
President - Connie Blakemore
VP/Pres. Elect - Lynn Callister
Secretary - Janice Clemmer
Treasurer - Connie Lamb
Publications Editor - Carolyn Garrison

1995-1996
President - Lynn Callister
Past-President - Connie Blakemore
VP/Pres. Elect - Barbara Lockhart
Secretary - Barbara Vance
Treasurer - Catherine Coverston
Publications Editor - Lora Beth Brown
Historian - Susan Cockyane
Communications - Connie Lamb

1996-1997
President - Barbara Lockhart
Past-President - Lynn Callister
VP/Pres. Elect - Cheryl Preston
Secretary - Nora Nyland
Treasurer - Catherine Coverston
Publications Editor - Renea Beckstrand
Historian - Susan Cockayne
Communications - Connie Lamb

1997-1998
President - Cheryl Preston
Past-President - Barbara Lockhart
VP/Pres. Elect - Susan Easton Black
Secretary - Nora Nyland
Treasurer - Maribeth Clarke
Publications Editor - Renea Beckstrand
Historian - Susan Cockyane
Communications - Connie Lamb

1998-1999
President - Susan Easton Black
Past-President - Cheryl Preston
VP/Pres. Elect - Sally Barlow
Secretary - Mary Jane Woodger
Treasurer - Maribeth Clarke
Publications Editor - Renea Beckstrand
Historian - Kristine Hansen
Communications - Connie Lamb
Chair, Advancement - Earlene Durrant
Chair, Leadership - Barbara Lockhart
Chair, Awards - Kif-Augustine Adams

1999-2000
President - Sally Barlow
Past-President - Susan Easton Black
VP/Pres. Elect - Earlene Durrant
Secretary - Mary Jane Woodger
Treasurer - Maribeth Clarke
Publications Editor - Beverly Zimmerman
Historian - Kristine Hansen
Communications - Connie Lamb
Co-Chairs, Advancement - Earlene Durrant and Kristine Hansen
Co-Chairs, Leadership - Kathryn Egan and JoAnn Valenti
Chair, Awards - Kathy Pullins
Consortium Liaison - Ramona Hopkins

2000-2001
President - Earlene Durrant
Past-President - Sally Barlow
VP/Pres. Elect - Kristine Hansen
Secretary - Mary Jane Woodger
Treasurer - Lanell Rabner
Publications Editor - Beverly Zimmerman
Historian - Nancy Christiansen
Communications - Connie Lamb
Chair, Advancement - Maria Zanandrea
Chair, Leadership - Kathryn Egan
Chair, Awards - Joyce Harrison
Consortium Liaison - Ramona Hopkins
Chair, Part-time Faculty Issues - Ana Mitchell

2001-2002
President - Kristine Hansen
Past-President - Earlene Durrant
VP/Pres. Elect - Nora Nyland
Secretary - Jane Birch
Treasurer - Lanell Rabner
Publications Editor - Susanne Olsen
Historian - Beverly Zimmerman
Communications - Connie Lamb

2002-2003
President - Nora Nyland
Past-President - Kristine Hansen
VP/Pres. Elect - Roberta Magarrell
Secretary - Jane Birch
Treasurer - Lanell Rabner
Publications Editor - Susanne Olsen
Historian - Rosemary Thackeray
Communications - Connie Lamb

2003-2004
President - Roberta Magarrell
Past-President - Nora Nyland
VP/Pres. Elect - Beverly Zimmerman
Secretary - Susan Cockayne
Treasurer - Lanell Rabner
Publications Editor - Cindy Doxey
Historian - Rosemary Thackeray
Communications - Connie Lamb
Chair, FWA Advancement - Shirley Cox

2004-2005
President - Beverly Zimmerman
Past-President - Roberta Magarrell
VP/Pres. Elect - Shirley Cox
Secretary - Susan Cockayne
Treasurer - Bonnie Anderson
Publications Editor - Cindy Doxey
Historian - Jill Rudy
Communications - Connie Lamb|
Chair, Awards - Lynn Callister

 

2005-2006
President - Shirley Cox
Past-President - Beverly Zimmerman
VP/Pres. Elect - Betty Ashbaker
Secretary - Beth Hansen
Treasurer - Bonnie Anderson
Publications Editor - Cynthia Finlayson
Historian - Jill Rudy
Communications - Jane Birch
Archivist - Connie Lamb
Chair, Awards - Lynn Callister
Chair, Leadership - Patti Freeman 
Chair, Part-time Faculty - Sherrie Johnson

2006-2007
President - Betty Ashbaker
Past-President - Shirley Cox
VP/Pres. Elect - Lora Beth Brown
Secretary - Beth Hansen
Treasurer - Laurie Urquiaga
Publications Editor - Cynthia Finlayson
Historian - Doris Dant
Communications - Jane Birch
Archivist - Connie Lamb
Chair, Awards - Lynn Callister
Chair, Leadership - Patti Freeman
Chair, Part-time Faculty - Sherrie Johnson
Chair, Professional Faculty - Lee Robinson

2007-2008
President - Lora Beth Brown
Past-President - Betty Ashbaker
VP/Pres. Elect - Bonnie Anderson
Secretary - Beth Hansen
Treasurer - Laurie Urquiaga
Publications Editor - Cynthia Finlayson
Historian - Doris Dant
Communications - Jane Birch
Archivist - Connie Lamb
Chair, Awards - Cynthia Doxey
Chair, Advancement - Shirley Cox 
Chair, Leadership - Patti Freeman
Chair, Part-time Faculty - Sherrie Johnson
Chair, Professional Faculty - Lee Robinson

2008-2009
President - Bonnie Anderson
Past-President - Lora Beth Brown
VP/Pres. Elect - Rae Jeanne Memmott
Secretary - Beth Hansen
Treasurer - Barbara Smith
Publications Editor - Cynthia Finlayson
Historian - Suzanne Julian
Communications - Jane Birch
Archivist - Connie Lamb
Chair, Advancement - Shirley Cox 
Chair, Leadership - Patti Freeman
Chair, Part-time Faculty - Sherrie Johnson
Chair, Professional Faculty - Lee Robinson

2009-2010
President - Rae Jeanne Memmott
Past-President - Bonnie Anderson
VP/Pres. Elect - Rosemary Thackeray
Secretary - Denise Halverson
Treasurer - Barbara Smith
Publications Editor - Tina Dyches
Historian - Suzanne Julian
Communications - Jane Birch
Archivist - Connie Lamb
Chair, Advancement - Shirley Cox 
Chair, Professional Faculty - Lee Robinson

2010-2011
President - Rosemary Thackeray
Past-President - Rae Jeanne Memmott
VP/Pres. Elect - Connie Lamb
Secretary - Denise Halverson
Treasurer - Ana Birkhead
Historian - Barbara Smith
Publications Editor - Tina Dyches
Communications - Jane Birch

2011-2012
President - Connie Lamb
Past-President - Rosemary Thackeray
VP/Pres. Elect - Susan Fullmer
Secretary - Allyson Washburn
Treasurer - Ana Birkhead
Historian - Barbara Smith
Publications Editor - Beth Hedengren
Communications - Jane Birch

2012-2013
President - Susan Fullmer
Past-President - Connie Lamb
VP/Pres. Elect - Denise Halverson
Secretary - Allyson Washburn
Treasurer - Tomoe Witherspoon
Historian - Rickelle Richards
Publications Editor - Beth Hedengren
Communications - Jane Birch

2013-2014
President - Denise Halverson
Past-President - Susan Fullmer
VP/Pres. Elect - Barbara Smith
Secretary - Pauline Williams
Treasurer - Tomoe Witherspoon
Historian - Rickelle Richards
Publications Editor - Elizabeth Smart
Communications - Jane Birch

2014-2015
President - Barbara Smith
Past-President - Denise Halverson
VP/Pres. Elect - Rickelle Richards
Secretary - Pauline Williams
Treasurer - Diane Reich
Historian - Leanna Balci
Publications Editor - Elizabeth Smart
Communications - Jane Birch
Part-time Faculty Liaison - Deborah Harrison

2015-2016
President - Rickelle Richards
Past-President - Barbara Smith
VP/Pres. Elect - Suzanne Julian
Secretary - Denise Stephens
Treasurer - Diane Reich
Publications Editor - Beth Luthy
Historian - Leanna Balci
Communications - Jane Birch
Part-time Representative - Deborah Harrison