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In furtherance of the University's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, EOCR staff are responsible for the following activities:

  • Affirmative Action: developing and monitoring the University's Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Compliance: monitoring the University and Medical Center's compliance with equal opportunity and civil rights laws and related University policies, as well as assisting with responses to inquiries from federal and state governmental agencies, such as the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Complaint Resolution: investigating and/or otherwise resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
  • Information: disseminating information about laws, policies, and procedures regarding equal opportunity and civil rights laws and related University policies for students, faculty, staff, and Medical Center employees.
  • Recruitment and Hiring: facilitating and monitoring faculty and staff recruitment and hiring and training faculty and staff regarding applicable laws and best practices for search and hiring processes.
  • Training: training faculty, staff, students, and Medical Center employees about their rights and responsibilities under applicable equal opportunity and civil rights laws and related University policies.
  • Partnership: collaborating with University and Medical Center partners, including students, to support initiatives and activities that promote a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone.

 


Staff

Catherine SpearCatherine Spear, Associate Vice President, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
E-mail: ccs9a@virginia.edu or UVAEOCR@virginia.edu
The Associate Vice President provides leadership, support, and guidance to the programs, policies, procedures, and initiatives of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR). Ms. Spear coordinates all aspects related to the achievement of EOCR's mission, including ensuring equal access to employment and educational opportunities, as well as all other University programs and services for faculty, staff, and students, in compliance with federal and state law and University policy; ensuring the prompt and equitable resolution of reports of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; and ensuring effective educational training, outreach, and partnerships that support a learning, working, and living environment where all University community members can thrive.

 

Melvin MalloryVacant, Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President
Email: N/A
The Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President for EOCR provides complex administrative support to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, including supporting those functions relating to its civil rights in education and employment compliance programs. This person is responsible for the strategic and operational functions of the EOCR team and serves as the fiscal administrator for the office.

 

 

Emily BabbEmily Babb, Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
E-mail: ecb6y@virginia.edu
The Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance and Title IX Coordinator is responsible for implementation of the University's Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence (the Title IX Policy) with respect to all University programs, services, and activities to ensure a hostile-free living, learning, and working environment. She supervises the Title IX team and ensures the prompt and equitable resolution of all alternative and formal resolutions under the Title IX Policy. She also coordinates training, prevention, and outreach to faculty, staff, and students to ensure University community members are aware of their rights, responsibilities, and resources under the Title IX Policy.

 

Jenna MitchellJenna Pritchett, Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
E-mail: jep3f@virginia.edu
The Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for providing executive level adminstratve and operational support to the Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator and Title IX team, including coordinating and implementing sensitive processes that support the mission of the Title IX team.

 

 

Akia HaynesAkia Haynes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Investigator
E-mail: aah6n@virginia.edu
As the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Haynes supports the University's response to Title IX complaints consistent with the University's Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence by investigating and/or supervising the investigation of complaints of sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, complicity, stalking, and retaliation. She plays a key role in ensuring that such investigations are conducted in a prompt and equitable manner. As the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, she also assists the Title IX Coordinator with Title IX training, education, and outreach.

 

John FloodJohn Flood, Title IX Investigator
Email: jjf3y@virginia.edu
As a Title IX Investigator, Mr. Flood supports the University's response to Title IX complaints consistent with its Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence by conducting prompt and equitable investigations pursuant to the policy and related procedures.

 

 

O'Neil Hall - Charlotte BreenCharlotte Breen, Title IX Investigator
Email: cb5ru@virginia.edu
As a Title IX Investigator, Ms. Breen supports the University's response to Title IX complaints consistent with its Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence by conducting prompt and equitable investigations pursuant to the policy and related procedures.

 

 

 

O'Neil Hall - Stuart EvansStuart Evans, Title IX Investigator
Email: se4mz@virginia.edu
As a Title IX Investigator, Mr. Evans supports the University's response to Title IX complaints consistent with its Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence by conducting prompt and equitable investigations pursuant to the policy and related procedures.

 

 

 

Melvin MalloryAmanda Ames, Title IX Investigator
Email: ana9v@virginia.edu
As a Title IX Investigator, Ms. Ames supports the University's response to Title IX complaints consistent with its Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence by conducting prompt and equitable investigations pursuant to the policy and related procedures.

 

 

Melvin MalloryMelvin Mallory, ADA Coordinator
E-mail: mm6b@virginia.edu or ADACoordinator@virginia.edu
The ADA Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that the University’s programs and practices comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADAAA), Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to individuals with disabilities.  He serves as the University’s point of contact for disability-related information, services, and resources as well as best practices concerning the rights of individuals with disabilities. He conducts workshops and training on disability-related topics and actively participates in or leads disability-related initiatives.

 

Alexis JohnsonAlexis Lomax, Deputy ADA Coordinator
E-mail: acj2bs@virginia.edu or ADACoordinator@virginia.edu
The Deputy ADA Coordinator assists the ADA Coordinator in ensuring compliance with federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to individuals with disabilities. She responds to inquiries and provides training, support, guidance, and assistance regarding ADA-related policy and procedure to faculty, staff, and students, in the Academic Division, the Medical Center, and, as needed, the College at Wise.

 

 

Melissa OliverMelissa Oliver, Special Projects Manager
E-mail: mo3a@virginia.edu
The Special Projects Manager works with the ADA Coordinator to provide services to students with disabilities and to ensure the accessibility of events on University Grounds, such as Final Exercises and Alumni Weekend. She also works with Demand & Response Transportation (DART) to provide alternative transportation service for faculty, staff, and students with disabilities. In addition, she assists with special projects and assignments for the EOCR team.

 

Rachel SprakerRachel Spraker, Senior Director for Equity and Inclusive Excellence
E-mail: employmentequity@virginia.edu or ras7c@virginia.edu
The Senior Director for Equity and Inclusive Excellence provides leadership and guidance to the University community on a broad range of activities in support of inclusive excellence at the University and is responsible for development and implementation of the University's Affirmative Action Plans, as well as contributing to the strategic vision in the area diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Senior Director is also responsible for educational outreach and assessment activities that advance the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

 

Tobiyah MorrisTobiyah Morris, Employment Equity Specialist
E-mail: employmentequity@virginia.edu or ta3x@virginia.edu
The Employment Equity Specialist provides guidance on recruitment and selection processes to ensure equality of opportunity and compliance with federal and state equal opportunity/affirmative action laws and regulations. The Equity Specialist is also responsible for the development and implementation of employment equity initiatives, projects, and training.

 

 

Nicole (Nic) ThompsonNicole (Nic) Thompson, Compliance Director for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
E-mail: nmt5j@virginia.edu
The Compliance Director for EOCR provides leadership and guidance to the University community on the University's equal opportunity and civil rights compliance obligations; investigates and supervises the investigation of complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; and develops outreach, education, and training initiatives on the University's Preventing and Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policies and procedures for faculty, staff, and students.

 

Tosha BarnesTosha Barnes, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist
Email: lb7rc@virginia.edu
As an Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist, Ms. Barnes supports the University's federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights compliance obligations by investigating internal and external complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; assessing and revising University procedures; and creating training initiatives for faculty, staff, and students.

 

 

Ted WammesTed Wammes, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist
Email: tcw8b@virginia.edu
As an Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist, Mr. Wammes supports the University's federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights compliance obligations by investigating internal and external complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; assessing and revising University procedures; and creating training initiatives for faculty, staff, and students.