After 3 1/2 years in her position as the director of Title IX compliance/Title IX coordinator at UNC, Adrienne Allison will be stepping away from the role. While conducting the search for Allison’s replacement, the University also looks to fill the new position of senior prevention strategy officer.
Expansion of leadership to address Title IX is not unfamiliar. In 2013, the University appointed Howard Kallem, Allison’s predecessor, as the Title IX coordinator, under the leadership of then-Chancellor Carol Folt. At the same time, UNC hired an additional Title IX investigator, deputy Title IX coordinator and a communications position for the office.
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Allison steps away
Allison served as the Title IX associate coordinator at UNC before transitioning to her position as director of Title IX compliance/Title IX coordinator.
“It has been a privilege to work with the incredibly committed team of staff and campus partners who respond to reports of sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence with compassion, respect and urgency,” Allison said in a statement from Media Relations.
During her work with Title IX at UNC, Allison said the University enhanced its response system to sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence, citing:
- The expansion of the report and response coordinators team
- The development of online reporting methods
- The maintenance of discretion in how to address the full scope of sexual misconduct and harassment in the UNC community in the wake of new Title IX regulations from the federal government.
“My successor in this role will have a unique partnership with the incoming senior prevention strategy officer, and I am optimistic that the University’s increased investment in sexual and interpersonal violence prevention will affect meaningful and measurable change in our campus culture,” Allison said in the statement.