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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.

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 2024 CFW awards:

Angie Warren Perkins Award – DeLisa Hawkes

Rising UT Woman Award – Maria Martinez

Notable UT Woman – Deborah Welsh


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.