• AASCU Celebrates Women’s History Month

    Of AASCU’s membership, 32% of our presidents/chancellors and 42% of our provosts are women. This month, we’re proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our female leadership and the remarkable alumni, staff, and students at our member institutions.

    Featured Members

    California State University Long Beach

    • California State University Long Beach compiled a list of eight educators and former students to recognize for Women’s History Month ( Read more)

    Howard University (D.C.)

    • Lucy Diggs Slowe, the first dean of women at Howard University, was the first Black woman to serve as dean of women at any American university ( Read more in The New York Times)

    Louisiana State University

    • Drs. Cynthia and Jasmine Kudji, who matched at the LSU Health Sciences Center, are the first mother and daughter duo to go to medical school at the same time ( Read more)

    University of Houston-Clear Lake

    • University of Houston-Clear Lake's Loukia Tsami has made it her mission to offer her expertise to families caring for children with autism around the world, most recently in Liberia ( Read more)

    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    • Mary Fair Burks, an English professor at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, co-founded the Women’s Political Council in 1946, a driving force behind the Montgomery bus boycott ( Read more)

    University of Wisconsin-Platteville

    • In 1935, Fay Bible and Nancy Morrow were the first women to attend the Mining School at University of Wisconsin-Platteville ( Read more)


    Please contact Kellee Edmonds, AASCU’s vice president for communications and public relations, to share your news for Women’s History Month and information about outstanding women faculty, alumni, and students at your institution.