Dr. Cassandra Race teaches part time in the Department of Digital Writing and Media Arts. A graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, W.V. during the midst of the women’s movement, Dr. Race has considered herself a feminist. In 2004, Dr. Race began teaching part time at Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU) and was hired full time within a few years. Prior to consolidation, Dr. Race was instrumental in creating an inclusive climate for women faculty and staff at SPSU, including taking part in several Women’s History Month programs like a Woman’s Tea. In 2105, Dr. Race became a co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Gender and Work Life Issues despite a five-four teaching load. She led the effort to rewrite the bylaws of the commission and establish subcommissions based on interests and concerns of the commission members. The subcommissions, Gender Climate, Pay Equity, STEAM, and Child Care, presented reports of their findings in spring of 2016 and continue to operate as part of the commission.