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Title IX advisory board appointed

Members of new presidential sexual assault advisory board to meet in January

Contact: Heather Smith


​Central Michigan University President Bob Davies has appointed members to the new campuswide Presidential Title IX Advisory Board, developed following his call for community leadership against sexual assault last semester.

The board will focus on issues including training, education, support services, prevention, programming and resources.

"We will establish an aggressive timeline for its work as we cannot wait or delay. Sexual assault and misconduct cannot, will not, be tolerated in our campus community," Davies wrote in an October letter to the CMU community announcing the creation of the board.

Katherine Lasher, CMU Title IX coordinator and executive director of the Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity, will chair the board, which reports directly to the president.

"This is part of CMU's concerted effort to continue the fight against sexual misconduct," Davies said.  "It's on us, as a community, to make a difference — here at CMU, in our region and in our state."

The board will hold its first meeting this month to set their priorities and discuss initiatives for the coming year. 

Additional members of the Presidential Title IX Advisory Board:

  • Bethany Brown, assistant director, BSN program.
  • Australyah Coleman, student, president, NAACP CMU chapter.
  • Joe Finney, assistant director, Student Conduct.
  • Cristy Freese, executive associate athletic director, Sport Administration.
  • Rebecca Hayes, faculty, sociology, anthropology and social work.
  • Lori Hella, associate vice president, Human Resources.
  • Larry Klaus, lieutenant, CMU Police Department.
  • Michael Mamp, faculty, fashion merchandising and design.
  • Mary Martinez, deputy director, OCRIE.
  • A.T. Miller, vice president/chief diversity officer.
  • Galen Miller, student, president, Interfraternity Council President.
  • Brooke Oliver-Hempenstall, director, Sexual Aggression Services.
  • Richard Rothaus, dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Erica Peters, student ombuds officer.
  • Lyndi Rose, vice president, Student Government Association.
  • Michelle Veith, associate director, Residence Life.
  • Jennifer Werries, clinical director, Center for Community Counseling and Development.
  • Rachel Wilson, graduate student.

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