Valerie M. Casey
email: Valerie M. Casey
Valerie Casey came to the Women’s Center September 1, 2006. Valerie earned her bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Louisville. She enjoys being surrounded by associates who value the contributions of women and work for the equal treatment of all people. Her goal at the Women’s Center is to promote the Women’s Center programs and celebrate the success of women. She is the advisor for the Women 4 Women Student Group and currently serves on the Commission on the Status of Women, Department of Public Safety Advisory Board, Staff Senate Credentials and Nomincations Committee and the U of L Alumni Advisory Board.
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 (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 will include coordinating the newsletter and various programs of the office that will focus on educating, advocating and building diverse communities.
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 recent, Administrative Assistant in the former Office of Black Affairs and MAEP. In the Women's Center, she, too, will be working as Administrative Assistant, in purchasing, payroll records management, preparing budgets and reports, answering and directing telephone calls; helping with the day-to-day operations and assisting with programs sponsored by the Women's Center.
Today, members of the Women’s Center staff are active on multiple planning committees; and work with civic agencies to address issues of concern to women.
The Director of the Center is an ex officio member of COSW where she has worked on sexual harassment policy, child care, gender equity, and staff and faculty climate issues. She serves as a member of the advisory board for the Kentucky Women in Higher Education Network, and has worked with the Kentucky Commission on Women, the Metro Office for Women, and the Center for Women and Families.
Members of the Center staff continue the mission of the Women’s Center, by serving on the UofL Commission on the Status of Women, U of L Staff Senate, Department of Public Safety Advisory Board, Parent Group Advisor, Women 4 Women Student Chapter Advisor, planning committees for the Transformation Tea; Body Acceptance, Body Awareness Week; Take Back the Night; the Counseling Center’s Depression Awareness Screening. Center staff also provide advocacy for students, faculty, and staff through referrals to university and community resources.
With the contributions of the Women’s Center, the University is a “Great Place to Work”