Search begins for Title IX Officer
Following on commitments made earlier in the fall to restructure Western’s efforts in preventing and responding to sexual violence and sexual misconduct,Western Washington University is launching a national search for a Title IX Officer. The Title IX Officer will have the primary responsibility for coordinating and implementing the University’s Title IX compliance efforts and leads and proactively influences university-wide Title IX planning, monitoring, reporting, grievance procedures, education, prevention and training efforts. Reporting to the President of the University, the position will work closely with other institutional leaders to provide an open, diverse, and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the Western campus community.
Recruitment for the position will commence immediately. Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Melynda Huskey will serve as chair of the search committee, which includes broad representation from students, faculty and staff.
While Vice President Huskey and the Search Committee will lead the search process, the networking and outreach efforts of Western community are critical to identifying a strongly-qualified, diverse pool of candidates. All in the Western community are encouraged to provide nominations to Vice President Huskey and to actively solicit interest from qualified applicants. An electronic copy of the position announcement will be made available to the campus soon.
Title IX Officer Search Committee
- Melynda Huskey, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services, Committee Chair
- Kristen Anderson, Sociology
- Susan Banton, Business and Financial Services
- Javier Berzal de Dios, Art & Art History
- Holly Diaz, Residence Life
- Carmen Dolfo, Athletics
- Deidre Evans, Consultation and Sexual Assault Support Services (CASAS)
- McNeel Jantzen, Psychology, and Faculty Senate President
- Anne Lee, Student, AS VP for Student Life
- Craig Lewis, WWU Everett Teacher Education Program
- Gabby Rigby, Student, CASAS Peer Health Educator