About the Office of Affirmative Action

The mission of the Office of Affirmative Action is carried out each day by dedicated staff members who are committed to inclusion and equity, as well as the University’s key values of learning, diversity, integrity, accountability, respect, and collaboration.

Dr. Sybil Wyatt (she/her/hers) is the Director of Affirmative Action and the University’s Title IX Coordinator. She supervises OAA and serves as the Equity Officer for a majority of our investigations. Dr. Wyatt also assists employees of the University with disability accommodations as the Employee ADA Coordinator.

Michael Garvin (he/him/his) is the Equity Specialist and a Senior Investigator with OAA. He conducts intake meetings and investigates many formal complaints of protected characteristic discrimination and harassment, and while Michael’s focus is on Equity at the University, he also investigates Title IX-related complaints as needed.

KC Atchinson (she/her/hers) is the Title IX Compliance Specialist and a Senior Investigator with OAA. She conducts intake meetings and investigates many of our formal complaints of sexual misconduct, and while KC’s focus is on Title IX, she also investigates issues of Equity as needed.

Christi Roeder (she/her/hers) serves as OAA’s Equity Assistant. She manages the OAA database and tracks and compiles aggregate data for our annual reports. Christi also sends initial outreach from OAA following reports of discrimination, harassment, and/or sexual misconduct; assists with scheduling; and provides resource referrals to individuals working with OAA.

The OAA team also serves the University in the following ways: providing training on inclusiveness in hiring practices and monitoring such practices to ensure equal opportunity, coordinating the University’s annual Affirmative Action Plan, offering a conflict management program for students and employees, partnering to provide campus-wide training on such matters as disability accommodations for students and bystander intervention, and consulting on a wide array of matters involving our campus community.