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New Chairwoman Appointed to
UK Commission on Women

By Kathy Johnson

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Dorothy Brockopp

“I am pleased with Dr. Brockopp’s commitment to equity for women at the University of Kentucky, as well as her proven leadership in the positions she has held across the campus. I look forward to working with her and the entire commission to ensure a fair and equitable environment for UK’s women employees and students.”

-- Lee T. Todd Jr., President

 

March 3, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- University of Kentucky President Lee T. Todd Jr. has appointed Dorothy Brockopp to lead the President’s Commission on Women. Brockopp, a professor and assistant dean for undergraduate studies in the UK College of Nursing, assumes the position immediately. She succeeds Carolyn Bratt, the commission’s first chair, who resigned effective Dec. 31, 2002.

Since arriving at UK in 1988, Brockopp has held various positions in addition to her teaching, including associate director of the Markey Cancer Center, nurse researcher at UK Hospital, and associate director of the Office of International Affairs.

“I am pleased with Dr. Brockopp’s commitment to equity for women at the University of Kentucky, as well as her proven leadership in the positions she has held across the campus,” Todd said. “I look forward to working with her and the entire commission to ensure a fair and equitable environment for UK’s women employees and students.”

“As a nurse educator - and 94 percent of nurses are women - I have been excited about the careers and general welfare of women for the past 20 years. I understand many of the issues we face in academia and will do everything I can to work with the commission to improve circumstances for women at the University of Kentucky,” Brockopp said.

Brockopp is a graduate of State University of New York at Buffalo, where she received a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a master’s degree in psychiatric and community mental health nursing, and a doctorate in counseling psychology. She has an extensive research background in quality of life issues related to pain, and chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Brockopp is widely published in professional journals and has co-authored an undergraduate research textbook.


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