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

Debra Boughton
Athletic Associate Director, Business Affairs Deputy
Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Jeanne Meyer
Director, Student Conduct
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Conduct
Student Conduct

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

Kristin Good, 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

Darek Williams
Labor Relations Specialist
Hearing Officer
Human Resource Services

Training Materials for Personnel

In July and August of 2020, the Ethics and Compliance Office held a virtual training for sexual misconduct and Title IX personnel, which consisted of five sessions. All sexual misconduct and Title IX personnel were required to complete this training.

Additional Training

Below is a list of training completed since January 1, 2019, by one or more of the sexual misconduct and Title IX personnel: