I am writing with important updates about organizational restructuring of the Office of the General Counsel, the Division of Student Life, and the Office of Human Resources, in order to better serve our various constituencies.
As part of the reorganization, Nina Anderson, director of the Office of Equity and Diversity will now report into the Office of Human Resources. Her new title will be director of diversity, equity and inclusion. She will continue to provide oversight of nondiscrimination policies; compliance with state and federal laws and regulations related to equal opportunity and affirmative action; investigations of violations of policies and procedures for discrimination and sexual harassment; bias incident reporting involving employees or visitors to campus; and, compliance with the University’s Title IX, ADA 504, and protection of minor children on campus policies.
Amy Arlequin, deputy Title IX coordinator and Clery Compliance Officer, has been named the assistant dean of students, and will report into the Division of Student Life. In her new role, she will provide oversight of the following areas: compliance with state and federal regulations involving students; cases involving students who are alleged to be in violation the Student Code of Conduct, including violations of the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures and the Title IX Harassment Policy; and, bias incident reporting involving any student(s).
As part of this reorganization, Nina and Amy will offer increased education, outreach, and training to support Monmouth’s commitment to fostering a culture of mutual respect and creating a more equitable and inclusive experience for all members of our University community. This redistribution of roles and responsibilities to the Division of Student Life and the Office of Human Resources ensures that we are more fully meeting the needs of our students and employees. We are in the midst of updating the relevant policies, procedures, and webpages to reflect this reorganization, which will all be available to the campus community in the coming weeks.
Please join me in congratulating Nina and Amy on their new roles, and thanking them for leading the University’s efforts to provide a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all feel safe and welcome. As always, if you or any community member believes they are the victim of, or a witness to, an alleged bias incident or crime, you may report the incident, in person, by phone, or by email, or by submitting an anonymous online form.
Thank you in advance for your support of these transitions. As always, if you have questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me directly.
Dr. Patrick F. Leahy