Sister Joel Read served for 35 years as president of Alverno College and became widely known and respected for her innovative education reforms.
University of Wisconsin scholar Gerda Lerner founded the academic field of women's history.
Ruth DeYoung Kohler was a journalist, a historian, and an outspoken advocate for women's rights.
Historian Camille Guérin-Gonzales, who directed the UW–Madison’s Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program, was devoted to justice for working people.
A student activist in the 1960s, Ann D. Gordon became a history professor and an important scholar of women’s suffrage in the U.S.