New, budget-neutral position will pursue best practices in equity, inclusion, and safety of students
Trinity University’s Office of Human Resources will soon add a dedicated professional to focus on Title IX and other equal opportunity policies and initiatives, says Gary Logan, vice president for Finance and Administration.
“The University recently completed a comprehensive review of our current human resources structure,” Logan says. “In that process, we saw the need to unbundle these responsibilities from those of the director of human resources. Fortunately, we were able to reallocate resources in our division so that this new role is budget neutral.”
The search for the equal opportunity and Title IX coordinator will begin immediately, and the search committee will be led by Trinity’s general counsel, Rachel Rolf. The coordinator will report to the director of Human Resources.
Trinity President Danny Anderson says the position will enhance Trinity’s commitment to pursuing best practices in these areas. “As we continue important conversations on campus about diversity, equity, inclusion, and the safety of our students, we want to accelerate our focus in this area, particularly as the area of Title IX becomes increasingly more complex,” Anderson says.
The position will focus on education, support, and compliance relating to Trinity’s commitment to nondiscrimination, including on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability (if otherwise qualified for the job), military/veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws. Although the position will be housed in Human Resources, it is dedicated to equal opportunity initiatives and compliance relating to faculty, staff, and students.