Women of Impact

Each year, the Commons celebrates the contributions of women across campus. Members of the campus community are invited to nominate students, faculty, staff and administrators in their lives that are positively impacting USD.  Nominees and their nominators are invited to attend the 20th annual Women of Impact Luncheon being held on November 30th, 2017.

Who is a Woman of Impact?

A Woman of Impact is one who lives principles of social justice.  Through her work, activities, and relationships she supports others in finding voice, developing skills for transformation and understanding who they are called to be.  Her community is not merely a place in which she exists; it is a place she actively improves.

Nominate a Woman of Impact

The Women’s Commons is now accepting nominations for the 21st annual Women of Impact Awards. Members of the university community are invited to nominate students, faculty, administrators, and staff who identify as women and have had a profound impact on the USD community through their work and connection with others. The nomination form can be found here. All nominations are due by Oct. 26, 2018.

A diverse group of USD community members will review the nominations and select one undergraduate student, one graduate student, one staff, one faculty, and one administrator to receive this year’s award.

2017 Recipients

2017 Women of Impact (from left to right: Michelle Lewis, Dr. Michelle Camacho, Lanee' Battle)

Congratulations to all of the 2017 recipients of the Woman of Impact Award! Read more here.

Michelle Lewis, Undergraduate, Class of 2018

Rama Sabano, Graduate, Class of 2018

Lanee' Battle, Staff, Center for Inclusion & Diversity

Dr. Michelle Camacho, Administrator, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Judy Liu, Professor, Sociology

Check out the list of Past Recipients!