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Commission For Women

About Us

The Commission for Women (“CFW”) is a body appointed by the Chancellor of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville within the UTK community to advise on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of campus programs, policies, and services designed to improve the status of women on the campus. The CFW reports to the Division of Access and Engagement.

The Commissions and Council Membership Application is now open!

We are accepting applications now until April 22. If you are a current member as of the 2023-2024 academic year, your membership will remain active and we look forward to continuing our work together next year – there is no need to reapply. New members may apply here Please contact Sarah Browning, Coordinator of the Commissions and Council, at if you have any questions.

Commission Co-Chairs

Mia Pearson-Loomis Senior Professional Academic Coach, Student Success Center
Courtney Cronley Professor, College of Social Work

Committee Chairs

LaTiffany Davis & Heather Hartman (Membership, Sponsorship, and Awards)
Deb Haines (Current Issues, Culture, and Community)
Emily Ford (Events and Communication)
Jessica Black (Professional Development, Retention, and Wellness)

Awards & Scholarships

The Commission for Women awards three Chancellor’s Honors awards: the Notable UT Woman award, the Angie Warren Perkins award, and the Rising UT Woman award. Learn more here.

Congratulations to the following recipients of the 2023 CFW awards:

Angie Warren Perkins Award – Leia Cain

Rising UT Woman Award – Hannah Schmidt

Notable UT Woman – Samantha Ehrlich


What’s happening now.


The CFW has compiled a list of historical resources and local resources aimed to educate and form the community. Learn more about resources here.