Hiring Women Staff and Faculty


How were women integrated due to affirmative action into the faculty and staff at the University of Scranton from 1970 – 2000? 


From 1970 to 2000, the United States was grappling with affirmative action. The origin of affirmative action started with the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson. The goal of affirmative action was to improve opportunities for those who had been discriminated against. The people included were discriminated against based on race, ethnic origin, and creed. With this landmark change, the country had to decide how and if it should implement affirmative action. Cases such as Grutter v Bollinger and Bakke v California are examples of this struggle. Pertinent to our research, the implementation of affirmative action nationwide caused gender to be included in the push to make entities fairer in hiring.