Humberto is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and strategic vision in all aspects of Fair Practices, Diversity and Inclusion. He also serves as the Fair Practices Officer/Title IX Coordinator for the University. His responsibilities include hands-on oversight and management of the University’s Fair Practices, Diversity, Inclusion programs and initiatives in compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws, regulations and BOR USM policies/procedures. Humberto also serves as internal consultant to University’s management team, supervisors and staff on fair practices issues, as well as weaving the University’s diversity strategy throughout the organization.
Jennifer is responsible for the investigation and resolution of internal and external complaints of harassment and discrimination against faculty, staff and students, including allegations of Title IX violations. She conducts thorough investigations from an impartial, unbiased and fair position while acting with sensitivity towards the issues and needs of all involved parties.
Helena assists in planning, organizing and coordinating the delivery of diversity programs and initiatives across campus. She provides support to the Office of Institutional Equity, serves as a point-of-contact for students, faculty and staff dealing with issues of diversity, assists in providing training to encourage campus community members to embrace diversity, and supports the implementation the diversity goals of the strategic plan. Helena also supports the Complaint Resolution process to include facilitation of informal resolution efforts, as well as reviews and investigations of harassment and discrimination complaints, including Title IX.
Abigail assists the Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity in planning, organizing and coordinating campus efforts to manage all aspects of the Fair Practices and EEO/AA programs. She provides support to the Office of Institutional Equity, serves as a point-of-contact, supports the office staff and provides training to encourage faculty, staff and students to comply with legal and policy anti-discrimination requirements. Abigail also assists in developing and implementing strategies, programs and training to support Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion.
Aida greets visitors, students, staff, and faculty and serves as liaison to answer and respond to their inquiries; provides a wide variety of complex administrative support to the Office’s staff; assists with the planning and coordination of diversity initiatives, activities, events, as well as with the planning and implementation of databases by compiling and maintaining statistical and evaluation data.
Gloria Chibueze-Azinge is a second year graduate intern in the Office of Institutional Equity. She is one of the 2014 recipients of the President’s Diversity Award. She is responsible for increasing awareness of Title IX rights and options among students, and promoting resources available to address these issues. She also provides support and assistance to the office staff, along with proposing ideas for Title IX initiatives to accomplish the University’s strategic plan. Gloria contributes to the resolution of complaints by assisting in the development of strategies to enhance the Informal Complaint Resolution process.
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