More than 80 people attended recent reunion events honoring past -members of the Alumni Association Women’s Council. During its 39-year history, the council has encouraged women to participate in the UTAA and other university activities. Nine Women’s Council members have gone on to become president of the Alumni Association.
Jennifer Holder, chair of the council, led the 16-member group in a recent evaluation of the organization that resulted in a revised mission statement:
“The University of Tennessee Alumni Association Women’s Council educates, supports, advances, and engages women leaders through relevant programs and activities. Going forward, the council will focus on engaging alumnae with new initiatives that promote higher education, providing educational programs for female students, and offering programs that appeal to working women and young women entering the workplace for the first time.”