The Committee on Women’s Issues

The Committee on Women’s Issues (CWI) was formed in 1992 by then-president Saul K. Fenster to address the needs of women faculty and administrators at a technological university.  For over 15 years, the committee has worked to improve the climate for NJIT women, including recommending specific policy changes to ensure gender equity..

Since its creation, the CWI has developed and successfully advocated for a number of diversity and work/life balance initiatives.

One of the committee’s main objectives is to support the success of women at NJIT, by increasing opportunities for networking and community building.  As part of this effort, the CWI co-sponsors a number of events each year.

In recognition of its work, CWI received the 2007 Constance A. Murray Diversity Award, which is presented to an individual or group that, going beyond the commitment to equality required of each of us at NJIT, has compiled a significant and sustained record of achievement in fostering diversity within the university community.

Join the CWI

Meetings are held once a month.  The Committee membership includes student, faculty, and staff representatives. The CWI welcomes new members who are committed to improving the quality of life for women at NJIT.  Contact Dominique Clarke ( or Karen Quackenbush ( if you are interested in serving on the CWI.