TO: Dr. Larry Penley, President

FROM: Carmen Menoni, Chair, Commission on Women and Gender Equity

SUBJECT: Recommendation for breastfeeding area

DATE: May 2, 2008

The Commission on Women and Gender Equity unanimously recommends that all new buildings, remodels and existing buildings include (if yet not available) a room or private area in which women who come back to work or school following the birth of a child may breastfeed and/or pump breast milk.  The current lack of such an area creates significant difficulties for nursing mothers who are working on campus or attending school.  We further recommend that the University be appropriately equipped.

Thank you for considering our recommendation.