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Office of Equal Opportunity

Title IX Coordinator Announced

April 28, 2015

To: University of Denver students, faculty and staff

From: Amy King, Vice Chancellor, Human Resources

Last fall, we began a series of communication updates on our ongoing efforts to both address sexual misconduct and create a more compassionate and supportive community at the University of Denver. One change we announced was the addition of a full-time Title IX coordinator.

I am pleased to announce that Jean McAllister will join the University as our Title IX coordinator. Jean will report to Kathryne Grove, EEO director, and will begin her work at DU effective June 1, 2015.

In her role as Title IX coordinator, Jean will serve as a central resource for all University constituencies on all issues related to Title IX. She will be the designated agent of the University responsible for coordinating and overseeing compliance with Title IX statutory and regulatory requirement efforts.

Most important, Jean will play a key role in our efforts to build and sustain a safe, gender-equitable campus climate for all members of the University community. Her work will be supported within the Title IX division by two internal investigators, Eric Butler and a soon-to-be-named second investigator. 

Jean brings to DU more than 30 years of experience working to address trauma and interpersonal violence on many levels and within several multilayered environments. Her work has focused on sexual assault, child abuse and sexual abuse, domestic violence, trauma and victimization, offender dynamics, secondary trauma intervention and policy development.

She serves as an expert witness in U.S., state, military, county and municipal courts, and provides case consultation regarding sexual assault, child abuse and sexual abuse, domestic violence, victim trauma reactions and offender management. Her work in these areas has included consultation and testimony on Title IX issues.

Within higher education, Jean has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Denver and the University of Colorado, Denver, teaching courses on domestic abuse and domestic violence. She holds a master of social work from the University of Denver and a bachelor of arts from the University of Northern Colorado.

Jean recently ran a business as an independent consultant and trainer, working with clients including the Ending Violence Against Women Project with the Colorado District Attorneys Council, the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General School and the Fox Valley Training Center for the U.S. Department of Justice.

She is a well-known expert in Colorado who has served on many boards and worked with several agencies in the field of sexual assault and victim advocacy. These include the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Domestic Abuse Assistance Program within the Colorado Department of Human Services, Colorado Department of Public Safety and Gateway Battered Women's Shelter. She has also served as a consultant for the Columbine Connection Victim Advocates.

Jean’s extensive experience in working across multiple statewide coalitions, law enforcement agencies, educational institutions and direct service agencies, combined with her deep insight into effective awareness and training strategies and her understanding of individual and community needs in dealing with trauma, make her an excellent choice as the University’s Title IX coordinator.

Please join me in welcoming Jean to our campus.

You can find more information about the University’s Title IX policies and resources on our website. You may also email questions to titleix@du.edu. We will continue our ongoing commitment to make the University of Denver a leader both in providing support to victims and in creating a safe, compassionate environment for everyone.