August 01, 2008
On Thursday, July 31, 2008, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission. Tania Tetlow, an associate professor of law and director of the Tulane Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, was one of those selected. Tetlow will represent individuals who have significant academic or professional expertise concerning violence against women, as required by statute.
The Louisiana Women’s Research and Policy Commission advises the governor, through the special assistant to the governor on women’s policy, on the particular hardships, concerns, and needs that challenge women in Louisiana and possible solutions.
According to statute, the board consists of the following members or their designees: special assistant to the governor on women’s policy, the commissioner of administration, the secretary of the Department of Social Services, the secretary of the Department of Health and Hospitals, the superintendent of the Department of Education, the secretary of the Department of Labor, the executive director of the Office on Women's Policy, the executive director of the Children's Cabinet, the commissioner of higher education, the chair of the Women’s Legislative Caucus, and the secretary of the Department of Economic Development. Additionally, two members must be selected from the Women’s Legislative Caucus and thirteen Louisiana women who have significant academic or professional expertise in one or more of the following areas: business or industry, economics, education, demographics, public health, law, social science and/or social work, violence against women, gender studies, and youth organizations focused solely on girls, and women’s organizations.
Read the complete list of Governor Jindal’s most recent appointments.