Bill demands women/non-binary gender equity on UVM governing board- VT Digger

A bill requiring at least 12 of 25 UVM trustees be either women or “non-binary” is getting pushback from the board. But advocacy groups are insisting that women and non-binary people get a seat at the table.

"Rep. Johanna Donovan, D-Burlington, who is also a trustee and was at the meeting Friday, said she feels the legislation isn’t needed and that the Legislature doesn’t have the authority to make this change. “It is certainly my feeling that it is a legislative overreach,” Donovan said.

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