The Title IX Deputies are specially trained to assist in all facets of the Title IX grievance process. For any given incident, they may be asked to assist a complainant or respondent with understanding the Title IX process, conduct reasonable, impartial and prompt investigations, proceed over live hearings and/or to serve on an appeals panel.

The Title IX Coordinator may assign any one or more Deputies varying roles which may change per reported incident. The possible roles a Deputy can serve are:

Pre-hearing Process Advisor– assists the complainant or respondent with understanding the grievance process and assists in providing supportive measures to the parties.
Investigator– conducts an impartial and prompt investigation; meets with parties and witnesses and gathers evidence; writes final investigative report.
Hearing Panel Officer– serves as one of three decision-makers during the live grievance hearing, determines responsibility and recommends discipline/sanctions, if appropriate.
Appeals Panel Officer– serves as one of three appeals officers to decide the validity of a party’s appeal.

Dr. David Brooking
Director of Student Success Center

Ms. Ashley Chisolm
Associate Professor of Legal Studies;
Coordinator, Promotion and Outreach Activities
College of Business and Professional Studies

Ms. Melanie Freeman
Director of Special Projects
Office of University Counsel

Ms. Jess Harpole
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs;
Dean of Students
Office of Student Affairs

Dr. Chrystal Hodges
Associate Professor of Education
School of Education

Ms. Vic Jones
Archives and Special Collections Librarian
Beulah Culbertson Archives and Special Collections, Fant Memorial Library

Dr. Irene Pintado
Professor of Health Education;
Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Health Education; Emma Ody Pohl Chair
Health and Kinesiology

Ms. Laura Quinn
Director of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources

Mr. Daniel Talley
Director of Compliance and Student Services; Coach of Men’s and Women’s Tennis
Athletics Department

Dr. Kim Whitehead
Director of Ina E. Gordy Honors College;
Associate Professor of English and Religious Studies
College of Arts and Sciences