UNC’s Title IX office will expand again this year — and the University has chosen the office’s leader after a months-long search.
Howard Kallem, the District of Columbia Enforcement Office’s chief regional attorney for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, will hold the position beginning Jan. 2.
Brenda Malone, vice chancellor for human resources and interim director of the Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Office, said Kallem was the “perfect person” for the position because of his experience.
sexual assault changes
The University has made several changes since federal complaints were filed this year:
- UNC hired a Title IX coordinator and Deputy Title IX coordinator.
- A sexual assault task force was formed to examine UNC’s policies.
- UNC will hire an additional Title IX investigator and a communications position for the Title IX office.
The University faces three federal investigations into its handling of sexual assault, including one that alleges UNC violated the rights of sexual assault victims and created a hostile environment for students reporting sexual assault.
As Title IX coordinator, Kallem will coordinate UNC’s compliance with federal guidelines and will oversee campus training, education and outreach on Title IX issues, including sexual assault on campus.