In August of 1993, U of L’s President, Dr. Donald Swain, appointed the Task Force on the Status of Women to assess the status of women faculty and staff at the university and recommend changes to improve that status.  

From this ethnically diverse group of fourteen women and five men came Meeting the 21st Century: Access, Opportunity and Achievement— The Report of the Task Force on the Status of Women 1994, an in-depth study of issues affecting the work experience of women employees at U of L.

Learn more about what COSW has accomplished in the 10 Year Update.


The university offers institutional support so that each woman can achieve her goals. Diverse women are at every table, at every level, influencing every endeavor undertaken at UofL.