The Office of Student Services has appointed Grace Wagstaff its Title IX coordinator.
She is a two-time alumna of Troy University, with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience in a breadth of areas including performance, teaching, counseling, DEIB training and advocacy, and program management.
In her position as Title IX Coordinator, Wagstaff will ensure implementation of the Title IX process, provide training for the campus community, conduct investigations of complaints, and ensure a fair and neutral process for all parties involved.
Dean of Student Services Herbert Reeves said that Wagstaff’s appointment would not only improve services to students, but also benefit the University as a whole.
“By law and policy, we have to have a person designated specifically as Title IX Coordinator,” he said. “We were very fortunate to have found someone who could step right into the position, take it over and hit the ground running,”
Title IX is the federal law passed in 1972 that ensures male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It requires institutions to protect all students, faculty and staff from sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Through a Title IX coordinator, institutions can take immediate steps to address such issues.
“I’m ready to advocate for TROY’s students and employees,” she said. “I’m excited to contribute to TROY’s mission of service.”
Wagstaff follows former coordinator Sulpicia Jones, who left the University for a family move out of state.
For more information about TROY’s Title IX and SaVE Act processes and contacts, visit https://www.troy.edu/about-us/leadership/student-services-administration/title-ix-save-act.html.