Nearly a month into the semester, Chancellor Carol Folt is still working to fill out her administration.
And while Folt continues searching to fill some top positions, Brenda Malone will juggle two administrative jobs.
Malone is currently serving as vice chancellor for human resources — a position she has held since 2009 — and interim director for the Equal Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act Office.
The interim appointment was made after the previous director, Ann Penn, announced her retirement in July. Malone said the search for a replacement director has not yet begun.
As interim director, she oversees policies aimed at protecting equal opportunity and access for all students, faculty and staff and preventing discrimination and harassment.
Malone said she will also be directly involved in Title IX oversight, including through the handling of the Sexual Assault Task Force’s recommendations before they are sent to the chancellor.
Christi Hurt, interim Title IX coordinator and chairwoman of the task force, said the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office will affect sexual assault policy in many ways, as the office provides leadership and structural support for the task force.
“Now its position is to listen to the findings of the task force on what the community needs and, ultimately, for them to take those recommendations forward,” she said.
The University is also looking for someone to fill Hurt’s position as Title IX coordinator for the University.