Spotlight on women focuses on Sherdina Harper

Sherdina Harper, coordinator of cultural programming in the Office of Cross Cultural and Leadership Development in Student Affairs, is among the latest group of people singled out by the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Concerns with a video spotlighting women leaders at Pitt.

PACWC was formed under former Provost Patricia Beeson, who was featured in one of the first videos in April 2017. Since then several more video profiles of leaders in the senior administration, faculty, staff and students have been added to the site.

Pitt community members can nominate women for this honor.

In addition to Harper, two graduate students and one undergraduate student are profiled in the latest round of videos, which were posted to the website last month.

In her video, Harper, who has been at Pitt for nine years, talks about her role in advising several student groups, such as the Black Action Society and the Rainbow Alliance. She also provides diversity training for the Office of Student Affairs. Her office also organizes a social justice summit during the week of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. She says the missions of the office is to “give voices to the underserved.”

Find the full video here.