Valerie M. Casey
email: Valerie M. Casey
Valerie Casey joined the University of Louisville staff in March 2003 moved to the Women’s Center September 2006. 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 position at the Women’s Center, Valerie sits on the Executive Committee of the Staff Senate and the President’s Commission on the Status of Women as the immediate past chair. Additional campus involvement includes the AFO Sustainability Council, the Great Places to Work Life Balance Committee and advisor for the Women 4 Women Student Board. 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 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.
Jamieca is a 2013 UofL graduate, with future plans to enter the Kent School of Social Work next year. Her experience includes assisting with the planning of the International Women’s Day program and the College Women’s Leadership Conference. 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 Center and its 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 looking forward to working closely with the Women 4 Women Student Board and getting more 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!”
Aaisha Hamid is a Pre-Law Junior Psychologymajor (with minors inCreative Writing andPolitical Science). "I am really excited for the chance to intern at the Women Center this year! As a communications intern, I look forward to creating, organizing, and launching Abreast, the first ever UofL literary magazine with various writing, art, and other fun features that focus on women. I will be spending my first semester working with Ashley (Wimsett) and Valerie (Casey) to create an outline, develop, and progressively create the magazine. I hope to have the magazine launched before the end of the semester so next semester can be utilized to market it and see how it is regarded by students. I will also be working with several other students to organize the second International Women’s Day Cultural Awareness event on campus this year. My aim is to make it even bigger and better than last year!"
Work Study Students
The U of L Women’s Center employs a number of 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.
Ms. Wilson is the mother of two beautiful daughters, and a double major in Political Science and Paralegal Studies. Her main focus at the Women’s Center is to support the Student-Parent Association and engage other parents on campus.