Title IX Informational Session for faculty members will take place on Wednesday, February 13, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Theater. Sandy Chung (vice president for human resources and Title IX coordinator for compliance) and Matthew Rygg (associate vice president for student development and Title IX coordinator for education) will be present, as will Tom Greene, provost. Chung and Rygg will provide an overview of the work done this year by the Title IX team, and will respond to questions. Please submit questions in advance using this form.
University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C., has announced that Andrea Barton, general counsel, and Sandy Chung, associate vice president for human resources and interim title IX coordinator, will be promoted to Vice President and General Counsel, and Vice President for Human Resources, respectively, effective July 1, 2018.
Barton joined the University of Portland in January 2017 as General Counsel and Special Assistant to the President. She oversees all legal matters on behalf of the University and advises the University and members of the campus community in connection with higher education issues.
Chung joined the University of Portland as Director of Human Resources in December 2015. In 2017 she was promoted to Associate Vice President for Human Resources and in May 2018 was named Interim Title IX Coordinator. She has extensive experience in human resources, and is also a member of the California and Oregon State Bars.
There are also four new appointments to the President’s Leadership Cabinet: Rowena Bramlette, who has been promoted to associate vice president for budgeting; Eduardo Contreras, assistant provost and studies abroad; Elise Moentmann, associate provost; and Matthew Rygg, associate vice president for student development.
The Office of Student Affairs has hired Gina Loschiavo as the coordinator for Early Alert and special projects. The Early Alert program, co-chaired by Matt Baasten, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School, and Matthew Rygg, associate vice president of student development, is a referral program for faculty, staff, and parents who are concerned about the physical, emotional, academic, or personal health of a University student.
Loschiavo’s role includes direct outreach to students of concern and coordination with the Early Alert team to assess situations, offer support, and provide referrals to the breadth of resources on campus. She will offer training for faculty and staff about the Early Alert program on Wednesday, September 7, at 12:05 p.m., in the Teske Dining Room, with lunch provided. The training will cover how the Early Alert program supports students and how faculty and staff play a crucial role in identifying students of concern.
Gina will continue to offer trainings throughout the fall semester and is available for individual and departmental presentations.