June 6, 2008

Carmen Menoni, Chair
Commission on Women and Gender Equity

Dear Carmen,

I have received the report from the Commission on Women and Gender Equity and would like to thank you and your colleagues who served on the commission for an articulate and comprehensive report.  The recommendations of the commission – regarding breastfeeding areas, family-friend/companion-care restrooms, domestic partner benefits, guidelines for parental leave, and a program to showcase women’s accomplishments – all speak to Colorado State University’s stated values of demonstrating inclusiveness and diversity.

I will take the recommendations of the committee under advisement as we continue to develop plans for University operations and facilities.  The work of the commission is appreciated, and is a fine example of how faculty and staff can assist in assessing and evaluating the needs of the University.

Sincerely,

Larry Edward Penley
President