Individuals Associated with Title IX Office

Title IX Coordinator

The University's Title IX Coordinator is Lauren Kozak.

Office Location: 221 Baker Hall; Phone: 540-458-405; Email: kozakl@wlu.edu  

The Title IX Coordinator receives reports of sexual misconduct and oversees the University's review, investigation, and resolution of those reports to ensure the University's compliance with Title IX and other applicable laws, and the effective implementation of this policy.

Assistant Title IX Coordinator for Employment

The University's Assistant Title IX Coordinator for Employment is Mary Main.

Office Location: 2 South Main 109; Phone: (540) 458-8250; Email: mmain@wlu.edu

The Assistant Coordinator is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, and administration of the grievance procedure for all complaints against faculty and staff, including those complaints filed by students. 

Student Advisory Group

The role of the Student Advisory Group is to aid the Title IX Coordinator and HSMB in understanding issues of student social dynamics. It will assist in training the HSMB and Appeal Panel by advising on student social dynamics and by advising the Title IX Coordinator on issues related to sexual misconduct, including policy training and campus climate. The Student Advisory Group will also review the Sexual Discrimination and Misconduct Policy and will have an opportunity to recommend changes.

The Student Advisory Group is made up of undergraduate and law students who are appointed by the Executive Committee. In appointing the members of the Student Advisory Group, the Executive Committee will make every effort to create diverse representation.

2020-2021 Student Advisory Group:

  • Elizabeth Herman
  • Keren Katz
  • Katie Palmer
  • David Shook
  • Tanner Williams

Student Reporting Advisors

Undergraduate and law students who have been trained to meet with students to informally explain potentially applicable University policies and resolution options. A reporting advisor is not an employee of W&L and is not required to report any disclosed misconduct to the University administration.

Student reporting advisors can do the following for students:

  • Provide information on reporting options, processes, and procedures
  • Provide support
  • Connect students to resources
  • If desired, help students report sexual misconduct violations
  • Communicate with Title IX Coordinator on behalf of the student

A list of 2020-2021 student reporting advisors.  

Mandatory Reporters

The following employees are mandatory reporters and are required to share information related to reports of sexual misconduct with the Title IX Coordinator (note: the employees noted with an asterisk are considered "authorized employees" as they have the authority to institute corrective measures regarding complaints of sexual misconduct and a report to one of those individuals constitutes actual notice to the University of a report of sexual misconduct):

  • Title IX Coordinator and Assistant Title IX Coordinator(s)*
  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students*
  • Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs*
  • Provost*
  • Associate Provost*
  • Dean of the School of Law*
  • Associate Dean of the School of Law*
  • Dean of the College*
  • Associate Deans of the College*
  • Dean of the Williams School*
  • Associate Dean of the Williams School*
  • Vice President for Finance/Treasurer*
  • Director of Athletes*
  • Director of Public Safety*
  • Assistant/Associate Director of Public Safety*
  • Associate and Assistant Athletic Directors
  • Athletic Team Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and Athletic Trainers
  • Directors of Legal Clinics
  • Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Education
  • Officers of Public Safety
  • Faculty and staff accompanying students on off-campus, university-related trips
  • Undergraduate Faculty Department and Program Chairs
  • Law School Director of Academic Success
  • Resident Advisers and Community Assistants
  • Student Affairs Class Deans
  • Associate Director of International Education
  • Director of Student Activities
  • Director of Outdoor Education
  • Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Student Engagement
  • Assistant Dean, Office of Career Strategy, Law School
  • Associate Director of Intramurals and Adventure Programs
  • Dean for Career and Professional Development
  • Assistant Director, Leadership Developent and Student Engagement
  • Shepherd Program - Associate Director and Assistant Directors
  • Chief Technology Officer

Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board  

The Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board (HSMB) is the body that determines responsibility and, if warranted, administers sanctions against any respondent for complaints of Title IX sexual harassment and complaints of non-Title IX sexual misconduct made against students. The HSMB is made up of individuals that may serve in the role of Chair of a HSMB hearing panel and/or Appeal Panel and administrators and faculty who may serve as members of a HSMB hearing panel or Appeal Panel. All members of the HSMB are specially trained to adjudicate cases of sexual misconduct.

Members include the following individuals:

  • Keith Davis
  • Cassie Hunt
  • Cliff Jarrett
  • John Jensen
  • Mary Main
  • Steve McAllister
  • Trenya Mason
  • Lindsay Nair
  • Sally Richmond
  • David Saacke
  • Mary Webster

HSMB  Investigators

HSMB investigators are the administrators that will investigate a formal complaint of allegations potentially constituting Title IX sexual harassment or non-Title IX sexual misconduct against a student. The investigator(s) will investigate in a manner appropriate in light of the circumstances of the case. The investigator(s) will coordinate the gathering of information from the complainant, the respondent, and any other individuals who may have information relevant to the determination. The investigator(s) will also gather any available physical evidence, including documents, communications between the parties, and other electronic records as appropriate. All investigators are specially trained to adjudicate cases of sexual misconduct.

Investigators include:

  • Tammy Futrell
  • Megan Hobbs
  • Lauren Kozak
  • Jason Rodocker
  • Tammi Simpson

Investigation and Review Officers

Investigation and Review Officers (IROs) are a group of University administrators who are specially trained to investigate and review complaints of non-Title IX sexual misconduct against employees and other non-students. When a formal complaint of non-Title IX sexual misconduct is filed against a member of the faculty, staff, or other non-student under this policy, the relevant Co-Chair selects the investigator(s), an Investigation and Review Panel ("IRP"), and (if needed) an Appeal Panel from the pool of the available IROs. The IROs consist of the following administrators:

  • Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Associate Provost
  • Dean of the College
  • Dean of the Williams School
  • Dean of the School of Law
  • Associate Deans of the College
  • Associate Dean of the Williams School
  • Professor of Law and Associate Dean of the Law School
  • Assistant Dean, Law Student Affairs
  • Assistant Dean of Office of Career Strategy (Law)
  • Executive Director of Human Resources (Assistant Title IX Coordinator for Employment)
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Director of Athletics
  • Executive Director of University Facilities