The Women’s Center, which was formerly known as the Women’s Studies Department, is no longer a separate institution, but the Department of Sociology is officially in charge of it.
The change was made in March, after the department was named the Women in Sociology Initiative, a program that gives more support to women’s studies and humanities departments across the nation.
It’s not the first time the department has had an administrator in charge, though.
In 2015, the department merged with the Department for Women and Gender Studies, and in 2016, the Women and Society Department merged with Women’s & Gender Studies.
As the new director, Susan Nierenberg will have the opportunity to create a more inclusive department that supports the interests of all students, and it seems like a smart move.
USC President Claremont McKenna said in a statement that Nieensberg is “a leader who understands the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and her commitment to diversity is unwavering.”
The new department also announced that it will also be a leader in diversity and inclusion in higher education, as well as in other areas, including health care, government, and government and business.