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Title IX Coordinator

Dan Fotoples, J.D.
Administration Building 128
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118

Phone: 216-397-1559


Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Lisa Brown Cornelius
Senior Director of Residence Life
Recreation Center Complex - Room 1
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118


James Krukones, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Administration Building 133e
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118


Leslie Beck
Human Resources Coordinator
Rodman Hall, Room 125
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118


Katie Hine
Associate Athletic Director
DeCarlo Varsity Center, Room 110
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
(216) 397-1997


Ad Hoc Title IX Officers 

Title IX Officers are University employees (both faculty and staff) who are specially trained to serve on an ad hoc basis in a number of different roles.  Generally, Title IX Officers may serve as facilitators of an informal resolution process (either Pre-Complaint Resolution or Agreed Resolutions after a Formal Complaint has been filed), Investigators, members of a Complaint Review Panel (“CRP”), Process Advisors, or members of the Appeal Review Panel (“ARP”).  The Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion or designee, in consultation with the Title IX Coordinator, appoints the Ad Hoc Title IX Officers annually. 

In addition to the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators listed above, the following individuals have received the requisite training to serve as Title IX Officers for the 2021-22 academic year:

  • Laura Atkins
  • Mina Chercourt
  • Tainne Dallas
  • Vanessa Dunne
  • Tiffany Galvin Green
  • Christine Gawronski
  • Adam Gilbert
  • Joe Ginley
  • Jamie Greenwolf
  • Mary Ann Hanicak
  • Carole Krus
  • Heidi Miller-Dickson
  • Melanie Moss
  • Nathalie Nya
  • Rory O'Neil
  • Lisa Ramsey
  • Hannah Reese
  • John Scarano
  • Laurie Schneck
  • Emily Sherwood
  • Ashley Wain
  • Andy Welki 

Training Information

Title IX Officers receive regular training on the following topics:

  • the definition of sexual harassment;
  • the scope of the University’s education programs and activities;
  • how to conduct an investigation and grievance process including hearings, appeals, and informal resolution processes, as applicable;
  • how to apply definitions under the Sexual Harassment and Interpersonal Violence Policy consistently and impartially as to consent; 
  • how to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias;
  • on any technology to be used at a live hearing or in any other stage of the Resolution Processes;
  • on issues of relevance of questions and evidence, including when questions and evidence about the Complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior are not relevant;
  • issues of relevance to create an investigative report that fairly summarizes relevant evidence;
  • other topics as necessary to adequately serve in their role as an investigator, or member of the CRP or ARP.

At the discretion of the Title IX Coordinator, the University may also retain external contractors to serve as ad hoc Title IX Officers.

Training Materials

Title IX Officers will be trained annually in August. Additional training may be offered throughout the year. Beginning in August 2020, materials used to train Title IX Officers will be posted here as training is completed. 

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Contact Title IX

Administration Building 128
1 John Carroll Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
Phone: 216-397-1559

Submit a Report to the Title IX Office