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Catherine Spear, Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity Programs
The Assistant Vice President is charged with the primary responsibility of implementing the programs, policies, and plans of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP). The Assistant Vice President coordinates the three components of EOP's mission: to ensure equal opportunity in access to the University, to investigate and resolve complaints, and to conduct educational training and outreach.
Vacant, EO Program Coordinator
The EO Program Coordinator coordinates programmatic activities and works closely with the EO Officers and Specialists in performance of specific tasks and responsibilities. The EO Program Coordinator also handles the daily administrative management, performs as the fiscal and department HR administrator, as well as provides support to the Director with the management and implementation of the department's annual budget.
Faniska Brisker, Employment Equity Specialist
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Employment Equity Specialist provides guidance on recruitment and selection processes to ensure equality of opportunity and compliance with federal and state equal opportunity/affirmative action laws and regulations. The Employment Equity Specialist is also responsible for the development and implementation of employment equity initiatives, projects and training.
Melvin Mallory, Equal Opportunity Officer for ADA Compliance
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or ADACoordinator@virginia.edu
The EO Officer for ADA Compliance coordinates the University’s programs and practices to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADAAA), Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. He serves as the University’s focal point for disability related information, services, and resources as well as best practices concerning the rights of persons with disabilities. The EO Officer for ADA Compliance also conducts workshops and training on disability related topics and develops disability related initiatives.
Bridget M. Maricich, Equal Opportunity Officer for Policy and Legal Compliance & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
The Equal Opportunity Officer for Policy and Legal Compliance & Deputy Title IX Coordinator receives and manages the investigations of internal and external complaints of discrimination, sexual and gender-based harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence, and retaliation. The Equal Opportunity Officer for Policy and Legal Compliance & Deputy Title IX Coordinator also reviews and analyzes equal opportunity/affirmative action compliance requirements and recommends changes to University policies and procedures as needed.
Melissa Oliver, Assistant to the Director for Special Projects
The Assistant to the Director for Special Projects works with the EO Officer for ADA Compliance to provide services to students and to ensure the accessibility of events on Grounds such as Final Exercises and Alumni Weekend. The Assistant to the Director for Special Projects also works with Demand & Response Transportation (DART) to provide alternative transportation service for faculty, staff and students with temporary or permanent disabilities. In addition, she assists with special projects and assignments.
Rachel A. Spraker, Employment Equity Manager
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Employment Equity Manager provides oversight and guidance to the University community on equity in all personnel actions and is responsible for development and implementation of the University's Affirmative Action Plans. The Employment Equity Manager is also responsible for educational and instructional outreach activities which advance the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment.
Nic M. Thompson, Equal Opportunity Compliance Investigator
The Equal Opportunity Investigator supports the University's federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights compliance obligations by investigating internal and external complaints of discrimination, sexual and gender-based harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence, and retaliation, as well as, creating training initiatives.