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Title IX Administrators and Positions

Title IX Administrators and Positions

The following is a list of Indiana Tech’s Title IX positions and a brief summary of those position responsibilities.

 

Title IX Administrators

Title IX Coordinator

This position is responsible for providing annual and ongoing training and oversite of Investigators, Hearing Officers, Advisors, Appeal Decision-Makers, and any other designated position with Title IX. This position also coordinates regular review and revision of institutional policy and procedures for preventing and responding to reports of alleged sex- and gender-based discrimination and misconduct. The Coordinator conducts preliminary inquiries for all reported incidents. The Coordinator maintains records of all cases and provides aggregate reporting for Clery Act compliance. In addition to other responsibilities not listed, the Coordinator is the primary position responsible for compliance with all aspects of the Title IX federal regulations. The Coordinator positions have undergone training through ATIXA for both Level 1 Coordinator as well as 2020 Regulations Implementation which may be reviewed at https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/.

Chris Dickson
Associate VP Student Services,
Title IX Co-Coordinator (faculty respondents)
Office: Andorfer Commons, Room 150
Email: cmdickson@indianatech.edu
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2234

Julie Hendryx
Human Resources Director,
Title IX Co-Coordinator (student respondents)
Office: Keene Building Suite 120, Room 128
Email: jahendryx@indianatech.edu
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2277

Athletic Director

This position is primarily responsible for ensuring gender equity within the athletic department with regards to participation in sports and the athletic benefits and opportunities associated with that participation. In addition, the position should foster a culture free from any sex- or gender-based harassment or bias associated with or portray by any of the university teams or organizations under the athletic umbrella. The Athletic Director position is not required to be formally trained under Title IX regulations where gender equity in athletics is concerned. However, various staff members inside the athletic department have participated in Title IX training opportunities under specific roles.

Jessie Biggs
Athletic Director
Office: Warrior Athletic Center, Room 211
Email: jnbiggs@indianatech.edu
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2244

Title IX Investigators

Title IX Investigators

Investigators are individuals designated by the university to conduct reliable, prompt, fair, and impartial investigations of sex- and gender-based discrimination and misconduct reports. This investigation includes identifying and interviewing parties and witnesses; compiling relevant information; maintaining accurate and thorough investigation records and notes; and writing a clear, concise, and comprehensive investigation report. Investigators are expected to maintain ongoing communication with involved parties and complete their investigation in a timely manner as outlined in our investigation procedures. The Title IX Investigators have undergone training through ATIXA which may be reviewed at https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/.

  • Tim Allwein
  • Jessica Black
  • David Bokhart
  • Lisa Givan
  • Jessica Pena
  • Nicole Scott
  • Scott Thum
  • Kourtney Wilson
Hearing Officers (Decision-Makers)

Hearing Officers (Decision-Makers)

Hearing Officers are individuals who have the authority to determine whether institutional Title IX policy was violated in accordance with the preponderance of evidence standard of proof and to determine appropriate remedies and corrective actions in collaboration with the Adjudicator. The Hearing Officers will facilitate the live hearing process including the cross-examination conducted by the party’s Advisor of choice. The Hearing Officers also must determine relevancy of any questions posed during cross-examination before an answer is provided. Finally, the Hearing Officers provide a written determination to the Adjudicator who will thus notify all parties simultaneously. This written determination must include all rationale for the results for each allegation and the institution’s procedures and basis for appeals. Hearing Officers have undergone training provided by Barnes and Thornborg, LLP. The course Syllabus may be viewed at Hearing Officers.

  • Lisa Givan
  • Casey Hunsucker
  • Ryan Ozbun
  • Angie Fincannon
  • Courtney Shull
  • Frank Kahn
Title IX Appellates

Title IX Appellates

If either party appeals the outcome of the hearing, the Appellate will review the appeal request to determine if the appeal has merit based on the criteria outlined in the procedures. The Appellate must notify the other party of the appeal upon receipt. The evaluation of the appeal may require written statements from both parties as well as the Hearing Officers addressing any alleged process errors occurring during the hearing portion of the case. Following the review of all submitted information, the Appellate will issue a written determination to all parties and the Adjudicator simultaneously on the outcome of the appeal. Appellate officers have received training from Barnes and Thornburg, LLP. The course syllabus may be viewed at Hearing Officers.

Dan Stoker
Vice President Student Affairs,
Appellate Officer
Office: Andorfer Commons, Room 150
Email: djstoker@indianatech.edu
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2276

Judy Roy
Executive Vice President Finance and Administration,
Appellate Officer
Office: Wilfred Uytengsu, Sr. Center, third floor
Email: jkroy@indianatech.edu
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2114

Advisors

Advisors

An Advisor is an individual selected by any party to assist them throughout the institution’s resolution process. The Advisor may be any individual the party chooses but the party should consider any potential conflicts of interest the selected advisor chooses. An Advisor’s role may be restricted in the process and limited to the hearing cross-examination. However, the Advisor for each party will have the same parameters throughout the investigation. Finally, if a student requests, the university may provide an advisor vetted from the list of trained employees or the university may assign an employee as an advisor for backup reasons should the party choose to severe their relationship with their initially selected advisor. Advisors have received training from Barnes and Thornburg, LLP. The course syllabus may be reviewed at Hearing Officers.

  • Julie Good
  • Jerome Heaven
  • Kristi Jarmus
  • Stephanie Zimny
  • Kylene Biggs
  • Yiani Demitsas
  • Craig Dyer
  • James Franklin
  • Bob Confer
  • Lisa Givan
  • Frank Kahn
Resource Officers

Resource Officers

These individuals are primarily associated with emotional support and guidance during the process. They are somewhat familiar with the overall process of the Title IX procedures but are not specifically trained on designated roles within the procedures. For a list of resource officers, please visit the resources page.