Christine Harris Taylor has been appointed Title IX coordinator for the university. She previously served as director and associate adjunct professor for the graduate program in dispute resolution at Marquette for nearly 10 years. Taylor, who has an extensive history as a mediator and private practice attorney, will succeed Dr. Marya Leatherwood who earlier this month assumed the role of interim vice president for student affairs.
Taylor, who earned her Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University and received an advanced law degree in dispute resolution (L.L.M.) from the University of Missouri-Columbia, also serves as a referee for the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Office of Lawyer Regulation. “I am very excited to take on this new role and work with a talented team of professionals who are dedicated to ensuring a culture grounded in respect and our Guiding Values,” Taylor said. “This role is a natural fit for me that blends my experience as a lawyer with my skill set in dispute resolution.”
Title IX, implemented as part of the 1972 United States Educational Amendments, was created to prevent discrimination based on sex in education and remove obstacles preventing a person from pursuing a profession because of his or her sex.
The Deputy Title IX coordinators, each from one of the four divisions most closely linked to Title IX policies, who will support Taylor include:
- Chris Daaod, assistant director of the Counseling Center, representing the Division of Student Affairs
- Lynn Mellantine, assistant vice president of human resources, representing the Office of Human Resources
- Sarah Bobert, senior associate athletics director, representing Intercollegiate Athletics
- William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, representing the Office of the Provost.
Taylor can be reached via email or at (414) 288-3151.