St. Clair County Community College (SC4) will soon serve as the host site for the meeting of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Task Force on Women in Sports. Whitmer signed an Executive Order in June 2019 establishing the task force within the Department of State and naming Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson as chair. The task force – the first of its kind at a state government level – brings together local and national leaders to develop strategies that support and promote opportunities in Michigan for girls and women in sports. SC4 President Dr. Deborah A. Snyder said the college is “thrilled to welcome Secretary Benson and the entire task force to campus and [the] region.” According to SC4, the institution continues to strengthen its commitment to equality and leadership in sports. The college recently announced the addition of women’s soccer and women’s golf to its athletic offerings. It also launched its SC4 Michigan Promoters of Women’s Equal Rights in Sports (SC4 MPOWERS) group and became the first community college member of WeCOACH, a national organization dedicated to the recruitment, advancement and retention of women coaches of all sports and levels.The meeting is open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, November 20th from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 150 of the college’s Welcome Center. This is the second full meeting of the Task Force. The task force will issue a preliminary report on its findings for the status of girls and women in sports in Michigan in the spring of 2020. They will then develop and issue a report of recommended solutions in early 2021. The task force will conclude its work in 2022, the fiftieth anniversary of Title IX.