Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators

The role of the Title IX coordinator is to manage, implement and administer the Title IX Policy, including enforcement of Title IX complaint procedures, providing oversight to the Title IX training programs, and ensuring the prompt and appropriate resolution of Title IX complaints. Questions or concerns regarding Title IX or the Title IX Policy may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators listed below:

Sarah Garner, J.D.
Ethics and Compliance Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Ethics and Compliance Office
815-753-5560
titleixcoordinator@niu.edu


Debra Boughton
Athletic Associate Director, Business Affairs
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics
Convocation Center 200D
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-9541
dboughton1@niu.edu


Vernese Edghill-Walden
Chief Diversity Officer
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Training
Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Altgeld Hall 211
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-2638
vedghillwalden@niu.edu


Omar Ghrayeb
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Executive Vice President and Provost
Altgeld Hall 215
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-6922
oghrayeb@niu.edu


Lindsay Hatzis, J.D.
Director of Investigations
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Investigations
Ethics and Compliance Office
Health Services 229
815-753-1649
lhatzis@niu.edu


Jeanne Meyer
Director, Student Conduct
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct
Student Conduct
Campus Life Building 280
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-9286
jeanne@niu.edu


Dan Pedersen
Senior Director of Housing
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Housing
Housing and Residential Services
Neptune 151
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-9651
dpedersen2@niu.edu