Title IX Team

Confidential Resources

Multiple entities comprise the Title IX team including our critical partners that are confidential resources across campus. For a complete list of crisis intervention and support services related to Title IX, including other confidential resources, please visit safe.uoregon.edu/about. To learn more about confidential resources please visit What is a Confidential Resource?

Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance and the Title IX Coordinator (Designated Reporters)

Darci Heroy

Darci Heroy
Associate Vice President / Chief Civil Rights Officer & Title IX Coordinator
Office of the President



Gina Van Dusen

Gina Van Dusen
Executive Assistant to the AVP/CCRO & Title IX Coordinator
Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance




Deputy Title IX Coordinators (Designated Reporters)

Deputy Title IX Coordinators serve an integral function in supporting the work of the Title IX Office among various constituencies and across campuses. Reports of gender discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence can be made directly to Deputy Title IX Coordinators, who will connect students and employees with appropriate resources as well as the Title IX Coordinator. Deputy Title IX Coordinators are Designated Reporters.

Deputy Title IX Coordinators can may also assist with training on Title IX reporting obligations, can serve as a resource for questions and concerns related to Title IX policies and processes procedures, and can connect individuals with accommodations and resources both on and off campus. Deputy Title IX Coordinators meet regularly with the Title IX Coordinator to discuss concerns related to their constituencies and bring important issues to the attention of senior leadership.

Connie Brady, Deputy for Lundquist College of Business
Associate Dean
Lundquist College of Business


Tori ByingtonTori Byington, Deputy for Graduate School
Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Student Operations 
Graduate School




Nicole CommissiongNicole Commissiong, Deputy for School of Law
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
School of Law




Jimmy Howard

Jimmy L. Howard PhD., Deputy for Undergraduate Studies
Assistant Dean of Students for Prevention and Response
Office of the Dean of Students




Sarah KuttenSarah Kutten, Deputy for UO Portland
Director of Students Services 
UO Portland




Lisa PetersonLisa Peterson, Deputy for Athletics
Deputy Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator
Athletics Department




Anna Schmidt-MacKenzieAnna Schmidt, Deputy for Housing
Director of Residence Life and Educational Initiatives
University Housing




Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance (Designated Reporter)

The Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance (OICRC) serves students, faculty, staff and university guests to address issues, concerns and complaints regarding discrimination and harassment.

Vanessa Crakes
Investigator, Interim Manager of Investigations
Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance


Vivian Wright
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance


Lanell Garbini
Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance


Samuel Rutledge
Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance

Yi-Yi CHang Younkin
Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance


The Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance also retains the services of external investigators as needed and appropriate.

Office of the Dean of Students (Non-Confidential)

The Office of the Dean of Students is a multi-dimensional group of administrators, organizations, programs, and support staff designed to provide resources and spaces for everyone to be supported throughout their college experience. For more information on how the Dean of Students serves students, please visit dos.uoregon.edu. The staff in the Dean of Students offices are a mixture of Designated Reporters, Student-Directed Employees and Confidential Employees. Please look at the individual reporting status of the employee with whom you seek to connect to understand their reporting obligations. You can find more information here.

Appellate Officers for Title IX Student Conduct Processes (Designated Reporters)

Appellate Officers are faculty and staff tasked to review final outcomes from sexual misconduct student conduct processes on the procedural grounds specified in the Student Conduct Code and Standard Operating Procedures for Appeals.

Appellate Officers serve on a voluntary basis and receive training on Title IX, sexual harassment and sexual violence, procedural due process, and administrative review. Appellate Officers review student conduct cases for procedural fairness and error, potential bias, sufficiency of information, whether sanctions were commensurate with findings, and new information not known previously that could alter the outcome. If you are a faculty or staff member interested in serving as an Appellate Officer, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

Currently Serving Appeals Officers

Jennifer Espinola J.D., Dean of Students, UO School of Law
Kathie Stanley, Associate Vice President/Chief of Staff, Student Life
Nicole Commissiong, J.D., Assistant Dean of Students, UO School of Law
Rosa Chavez-Jacuinde, J.D., Associate Director, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence
Dr. Yvette Alex-Assensoh, PhD/J.D., Vice President of Equity and Inclusion
Abe Schafermeyer, Director of International Students and Scholar Services
Bill Clever, J.D., Executive Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance
Tyler Hinton, J.D., Assistant Director of Athletic Compliance
Lisa Peterson, Deputy Athletic Director/SWA
Noah Glusman, J.D., Legal Studies Program Manager
John Inglish, J.D., Program Director, Conflict and Dispute Resolution