Honoring Women's History Month Our University has a long and proud history of women – students, faculty, staff and alumni – whose examples have furthered the lives of women.
Honoring Women's History Month
March 1, 2022
Dear Wolf Pack Family,
As we acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of Women’s History Month, it is important to remember that the struggle for women to achieve equality at home, in the workplace and throughout society is ongoing. Throughout our history we have seen the inspiring work of so many women whose lives and work have advanced the cause of women’s rights in our country. Our University has a long and proud history of women — students, faculty, staff and alumni — whose examples have furthered the lives of women. These are individuals whose historic milestones have made our world a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place.
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, a University graduate in business administration, is the first woman from Nevada and first Latina ever elected to the United States Senate.
State Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro, a University graduate in business administration, is the first women to be elected Majority Leader of the State Senate.
Dr. Bayo Curry-Winchell graduated from the University with a degree in psychology, and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, and throughout the pandemic has been one of our community’s leading voices for public health as a member of the Governor’s Medical Advisory Team on COVID-19.
Dr. Cheryl Hug-English graduated from our University with a bachelor of science degree, earned her M.D. from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and has served our University in a variety of roles, including her more than three-decade-long tenure as medical director of the Student Health Center. Under her leadership, the Student Health Center delivered COVID-19 testing and health care for our entire campus throughout the pandemic, but also, over the years, has provided a comprehensive women’s health program for students.
Dr. Angela Taylor, a University graduate in business administration who also received her master of public administration and doctorate in educational leadership from the University, has for many years been a leader in education and diversity efforts in our community and is currently the president of the Washoe County School Board.
These women, whose inspiring personal stories and road to achievement run right through the story of our University, and so many others like them, are providing the path forward for future generations to accomplish even greater things. Throughout this month, let us study and learn more about what has been done in the past. Let us celebrate the achievements of the present. And most importantly, let us all stand with and support all women in all fields of endeavor.