Randi Blackman Teplitz presentation rescheduled for April 19

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Commission for Women (CFW) will host Pennsylvania Commission for Women chair Randi Blackman Teplitz from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, in 404 Old Main at University Park, and also through remote connection. Teplitz was originally scheduled to speak on March 15, but her visit was postponed due to inclement weather. At the April 19 meeting, Teplitz will present on "Improving the Status of Women in Pennsylvania: Inspiring Action in an Age of Growing Conservatism." The Penn State community is invited to attend.

During her visit, Teplitz will share the mission and initiatives of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. In addition, her presentation will focus on major policy issues that impact the current status of women in Pennsylvania and propose strategies to improve that status, especially in light of the current uncertain political climate.

Currently a professor in the Legal Studies Division at Central Penn College in Summerdale, Teplitz began her career representing victims of domestic violence in protection from abuse, custody, divorce, and economic support cases, and she is the founding director of the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg’s Domestic Violence Legal Center.

While she was proud of her work as a lawyer, Teplitz sought to expand her impact by training the next generation of public interest lawyers, which led her to move into teaching paralegal, pre-law, and law students. In October 2015, Teplitz was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to lead the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, an agency that advises the governor on issues impacting women and girls in Pennsylvania.

Teplitz is a graduate of Temple University and the Widener University School of Law. She was named one of the 50 Top Lawyers in Pennsylvania “On the Fast Track” by the Pennsylvania Law Weekly and the Legal Intelligencer, and received a “Woman of Distinction” Award from the Soroptomist Club International. She was nominated for Central Penn College’s Todd A. Milano Faculty Excellence Award in May 2008 and May 2013.

For more information about this event, please visit the @PennStateCFW Twitter account, or the Commission for Women's website.

Last Updated March 16, 2017