Greetings from Valerie Casey, the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women at U of L! If you’re not familiar with the Commission I hope this website will update you on all the positive work the Commission has been doing for you at the University.
The COSW actually came into existence after a Task Force Committee was assembled in 1993 to evaluate the status of women at the University. They compiled an impressive report which included nearly fifty recommendations that if adopted would positively impact the campus community and recommended the creation of the Commission on the Status of Women. The Commission consists of dedicated staff and faculty members who are appointed by the President and constituents from the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality, the Staff and Student Senates, and Ex-Officio members from the Vice Provost for Diversity and International Affairs Office, Human Resources, Women and Gender Studies, PEACC and the Women’s Center.