Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Personnel

Various employees of the university serve different roles as it relates to the Sexual Misconduct Policy, in addition to their day-to-day duties. The Title IX coordinator manages, implements and administers the Sexual Misconduct Policy, including enforcement of sexual misconduct complaint procedures, providing oversight to the sexual misconduct training programs, and ensuring the prompt and appropriate resolution of sexual misconduct complaints.

There are also deputy Title IX coordinators throughout different areas at the university, investigators, hearing officers and appeal agents. Questions or concerns regarding sexual misconduct, Title IX or the Sexual Misconduct Policy may be directed to the Title IX coordinator.

Sarah Garner, J.D.
Ethics and Compliance Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Ethics and Compliance Office

Vernese Edghill-Walden
Chief Diversity Officer
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Training
Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Omar Ghrayeb
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Academic Affairs
Executive Vice President and Provost

Lindsay Hatzis, J.D.
Director of Investigations
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Investigations
Ethics and Compliance Office

Dan Pedersen
Senior Director of Housing
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Housing
Housing and Residential Services

Theresa Melidis
Investigator
Ethics and Compliance Office

Manuel Valdez, J.D.
Investigator
Ethics and Compliance Office

Beth Ingram
Executive Vice President and Provost
Appeal Agent
Office of Executive Vice President and Provost

Chad McEvoy
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Appeal Agent
Office of Executive Vice President and Provost

Kelly Olson
Assistant Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Affairs
Division of Student Affairs

Courtney Vinson
Senior Associate Athletic Director of Sports Administration
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics

Training Materials for Personnel

From September through December 2021, the Ethics and Compliance Office provided training for the university’s sexual misconduct and Title IX personnel. All sexual misconduct and Title IX personnel were required to complete this training. Below are the training components.

Reading the following documents:

Watching the following:

Additional Training

Additional Training

Below is a list of training completed since August 2020, by one or more of the sexual misconduct and Title IX personnel: