Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women

Our Charge

The Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (CACSW) was charged by UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ in September 2018 to examine issues regarding the status of women in UC Berkeley’s workplace; to analyze existing policies, procedures, and/or programs that affect those issues; to propose modifications or new initiatives; to identify model programs or activities for implementation; to recommend to the chancellor changes that will to afford women equal and fair access to campus programs, activities, and opportunities; and to serve as a member of the UC Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women (SACSW) through representation of the two co-Chairs.

CACSW is currently focused on three priority areas:

  • Family Leave Policy
  • SVSH and Confidential Academic Resources
  • Women's Initiative Alumni Network and Continuous Learning

Committee Membership



Susan Stone, Co-Chair


School of Social Welfare

Suzanne Sutton, Co-Chair

Senior Assistant Dean for Business Development and Organization

College of Chemistry

Karie Frasch


Director, Faculty Equity and Welfare


Kate Lewis


Associate Director


Tsu-Jae King Liu


Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering

College of Engineering

Tiffany Melendez

Health Educator

University Health Services

Gauthami Penakalapati

Project Director, Graduate Womxn's Project

UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly

Leslie Salzinger


Associate Professor Department of Gender & Women’s Studies

College of Letters and Science

Judy Smithson


Program Manager, Interdisciplinary, Doctor of Public Health, and Online MPH Programs

School of Public Health


If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for the committee, please contact:

  • Susan Stone, Committee Co-Chair
    Professor, School of Social Welfare

  • Suzanne Sutton, Committee Co-Chair
    Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, College of Chemistry