St. Paul, Minn. – Timothy J. Dunn has been named Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator at Macalester College. He has been at Trinity College since 2013 and was named Title IX coordinator there in 2016.

At Macalester, Dunn will be a key member of the President’s team, and play a vital role to lead efforts across all divisions of the college to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as it relates to Title IX and bias-related harassment laws and regulations. He will work collaboratively and proactively with campus partners to ensure the campus climate, both in and out of the classroom, is an inclusive, equitable, safe, and welcoming learning, living, and working environment.

“The Title IX and Bias Harassment Coordinator position is one of the most important at Macalester and requires a person with excellent communication skills, sensitivity, pragmatism, empathy, and objectivity,” said President Brian Rosenberg. “Timothy is that person, and I look forward to working with him.”

His key responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop, deliver, and oversee college-wide Title IX and bias harassment training and preventive programming for college leadership, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Coordinate and ensure the timely completion of the College’s response and investigation of reports and complaints of sexual violence (including sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner violence, and domestic violence) and bias-related harassment.
  • Provide vision and leadership around Title IX and bias-related issues, emphasizing compliance and education as the key priorities.
  • Oversee the College’s centralized review, investigation, and resolution of reports of sexual misconduct and bias-related harassment.
  • Oversee training for staff, faculty, and students involved in the reporting, investigating, and adjudication of sexual misconduct.
  • Oversee handling of all Title IX reports, complaints, and compliance with procedures and process of the College’s sexual misconduct policy. Identify and assess any patterns or systemic problems revealed by reports and complaints and ensure accurate recordkeeping and reporting.
  • Appoint and supervise Deputy Title IX coordinators, Title IX Bias & Harassment Team members, and Sexual Assault and Harassment Support Team members.
  • Supervise the Sexual Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, who oversees sexual violence prevention programming and outreach on campus.
  • Provide assistance to any college community member regarding how to report and respond to complaints of sexual violence and bias harassment.
  • Monitor policies and procedures to be in full compliance with federal and state statutory and regulatory requirements, timelines, and procedures, and
  • Develop policies and safeguards to ensure an inclusive, equitable, safe, and welcoming learning, living, and working environment. Ensure periodic review of campus climate and culture.

“The issues related to Title IX and bias harassment are some of the most pressing matters on college campuses,” said Dunn. “To facilitate the best possible educational experience, it is critical that these issues be handled with integrity and an unwavering commitment to fairness and equity, and a genuine desire to create an open, diverse, safe and inclusive campus culture. I feel privileged that Macalester has appointed me to further its goals and build upon the excellent work that has already been done. I look forward to arriving on campus and engaging with the Macalester community.”

Previously, Dunn was Director of Greek Affairs at Union College where he also taught law classes, and at the University of Hartford, he was Co-Advisor for Greek Life, Assistant Director, Residential Life and was an adjunct professor. He has also worked as a private practice attorney.

Dunn, who is originally from Texas, earned his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

His start date is being determined, but it is anticipated to be in early February 2018.

December 13 2017

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