Dear Carolina Community:
I am pleased to inform you that Howard Kallem has been appointed as the University’s new Title IX Compliance Coordinator, effective January 2, 2014. Howard was selected to fill this critically important position following a national search.
Howard is a recognized expert in Title IX compliance. He is currently Chief Regional Attorney of the District of Columbia Enforcement Office for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR). OCR is responsible for ensuring civil rights enforcement and compliance with Title IX, as well as other federal nondiscrimination legislation. Howard has more than 19 years of experience with OCR, as well as 14 years of experience with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. This high level of experience and expertise makes him the perfect person to head our Title IX compliance efforts. In addition, he has worked in higher education as a senior equal opportunity specialist at George Mason University. Howard has a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, and a JD degree from Catholic University School of Law.
As Title IX Compliance Coordinator, Howard will be responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance with statutory requirements under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. He will oversee campus-wide education, training and outreach around Title IX issues, and coordinate the University’s responses and investigations into Title IX complaints. He will report to me in my role as Interim Equal Opportunity/ADA Director until that position is filled.
This important area has Chancellor Folt’s full support. She has made a commitment to further expand the resources available to support Title IX compliance by creating a new position that will focus on direct student engagement and programming, as well as an additional Title IX investigations position. These positions will be open for recruitment in the very near future. Howard Kellam’s appointment, along with the addition of these new positions, will ensure that the University is well situated to provide a safe and responsive environment for our students and employees, and also play a leadership role in the ongoing conversation about Title IX compliance in higher education.
I want to thank Christi Hurt, who has served as Interim Title IX Coordinator since April, and has led the important work of the University’s Title IX Task Force. She has brought her many skills and expertise to this work over the past several months, and Carolina is in a better place due to her efforts. Christi will continue as Interim Title IX Coordinator until Howard’s arrival.
Please join me in welcoming Howard Kallem to campus in January.
Brenda Richardson Malone
Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Interim Equal Opportunity/ADA Director
This message is sponsored by: Equal Opportunity/ADA Office