Maternity is a complex issue, and the College understands the need for good communication, planning, and fair negotiation.  To that end, the College provides a Family Leave Advocate (FLA) to assist Faculty Members in negotiating maternity arrangements.  The FLA is appointed for a three-year term by the Provost and is nominated by the Nondiscrimination Committee. The FLA must be a tenured member of the faculty and have a demonstrated understanding of maternity issues.  The FLA cannot be a member of the Committee on the Faculty.  The FLA will: 1) assist Faculty Members in negotiating maternity accommodations with the Department Chair, the Provost, and the Committee on the Faculty and 2) inform Faculty Members and Department Chairs of maternity leave options. 

Family Leave Advocate
Dr. April D. Marchetti
Garnett-Lambert Professor & Associate Professor of Chemistry
Phone: 804-752-7319