New Title IX Coordinator at UAS

Lori Klein has been hired to serve in the role of Title IX Coordinator for UAS. Ms. Klein has worked for UAS on and off since 1996, most recently as the Director of the Student Resource Center. She has over a dozen years of experience in higher education and eight years of non-profit experience serving youth and families.

Ms. Klein takes over Title IX responsibilities from former Human Resources Director Kirk McAllister. In addition to overseeing Title IX compliance, Ms. Klein will be responsible for responding to all reports of sexual misconduct and working with the campus community to develop strategies for prevention and awareness.

Title IX is a federal civil right that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It was established in 1972 as an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Initially and among other things, Title IX was designed to bring gender equity to college sports. But it’s not just about sports. It addresses sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and sexual violence in all aspects of the college environment. Title IX applies to all members of the university community regardless of real or perceived sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression.

Lori invites you to contact her directly to share your thoughts on Title IX issues or to report any incident of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct. She can be reached at 907-796-6036 or email her at laklein@uas.alaska.edu. Her office is located in the Admin Services Building.

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