Change in Leadership at Oregon State University’s Women’s Center

Beth Rietveld, director of the Women’s Center at Oregon State University, is retiring after 18 years on the job. She will devote her time to writing a book on the history of the Women’s Center and collaborate with her husband on research on adult education programs in Japan and France.

In November Rietveld will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Women’s Studies Association.

In an interview with the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Rietveld stated, “Women are not equal. We don’t have that yet. We don’t have that at OSU, much less in the rest of the world.”

Mirabelle Fernandes-Paul has been named as the new director of the Women’s Center. She was a program associate and assistant to the director of the Women’s Advancement and Gender Equity Office. She joined OSU in May 2008 after receiving her doctorate in leadership, policy, and administration from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

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