Our Staff

 Valerie M. Casey


Email: Valerie M. Casey

Phone: (502) 852-2315

Valerie Casey joined the University of Louisville in March 2003, moved to the Women’s Center September 2006. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Commerce from the University of Louisville College of Business and Masters of Art in Higher Education Administration from the College of Education.  She currently serves as the Director of the Women’s Center and enjoys the academic environment and working with students, staff and faculty at the University.  In addition to her position at the Women’s Center, Valerie serves on the Staff Senate and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Commission on Diversity & Racial Equality.  Additional campus involvement includes the AFO Sustainability Council, the advisor to Women 4 Women Student Board and the American Association on University Women at UofL. Valerie enjoys working with students, staff and faculty who value the contributions of women and works for the equal treatment of all people. Her goal at the Women’s Center is to provide resources, engagement and leadership opportunities to empower women.


Phyllis Webb

Program Coordinator

Email: Phyllis M. Webb

Phone: (502) 852-7715

Phyllis joined the U of L family in 1975 as a Public Information Officer after working one year as a reporter for a local newspaper. She received her undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in 1974 and a Masters in Education, College Student Personnel from U of L in 2000. She has worked in various areas of public relations for the MAEP office and as a Student Development Specialist. Her work in the Women’s Center includes coordinating the newsletter, spearheading the Women's Empowerment Luncheon, Women's History Month Calendar, Kentucky Women's Book Festival, various other programs and she serves as Advisor to the Student-Parent Association & Women Veterans Support Group


Jamieca Jones

Program Coordinator

Email: Jamieca Jones

Phone: (502) 852-8891

Jamieca Jones is a 2013 UofL graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She is currently working on a Masters of Science in Social Work and a Masters of Art in Women and Gender Studies. Her work in the Women’s Center includes coordinating Campus Talks, programs for women on the Health Sciences Campus, assisting with the planning of the International Women’s Day program, Human Trafficking Awareness Conference, various other programs and serves as Advisor toEmpowering Ladies Together and UNA-Women at UofL and Liasion to Women 4 Women Student Board and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UofL and . She says it was these events that made her eager to continue work at the center. “The Women’s Center helped me find that power within myself and I want others on campus to have that experience as well.”

In her position, her goals are to “bring more awareness on campus of the Women’s many programs,  help create programs that the students want, strengthen the connections with the university’s other awesome departments, and ultimately empower women (and men, too, of course).” She also is very involved with the community.

Jamieca loves to listen and dance to music, have fun adventures with friends, travel, try cultural foods and “cheer on my Cards!"


Patsy Russel

Administrative Assistant

Email: Patsy Russel

Phone: (502) 852-8976

Patsy has been a fixture on the U of L campus since 1970 having worked under five male directors and one Assistant VP as Secretary and most recently, Administrative Assistant in the former Office of Black Affairs, Minority Services, Minority Affairs and MAEP. She joined the Women's Center in 2008 where she works as Administrative Assistant where she handles the day-to-day operations and assisting with programs sponsored by the Women's Center. 


Work Study Students

The U of L Women’s Center employs a number of federal work study students during the year. They design flyers and other promotional material for the office, represent the office at various tabling events and meetings, work on committees and also develop a project of interest that would also meet the mission of the center.