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Title IX coordinator takes leave of DePaul, interim named

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After 20 years in Athletics and Student Affairs at DePaul University, Kathryn Statz, director of the Office of Gender Equity and Title IX coordinator​, has taken leave of DePaul as part of the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program. The search for a new Title IX coordinator has begun, and Kimberlie Goldsberry, associate vice president for Student Affairs, will serve as the interim coordinator until the permanent replacement is named.

As director and Title IX coordinator, Statz made a significant impact in the office and the Title IX process by guiding the expansion of the gender equity team with the additions of a Title IX case manager and a second full-time Title IX investigator. She also supported division-wide efforts in Student Affairs including the all-gender housing option and as an appointed member of the Illinois Task Force on Campus Climate Surveys.

“Kathryn has become a part of the fabric of DePaul with her deep commitment to the Vincentian mission,” says Eugene L. Zdziarski, II, PhD, vice president for Student Affairs. “In her short but impactful time in the Office of Gender Equity, she brought back consistency, trust and care to the Title IX process. I am grateful for her service and wish her the very best.”

In addition to Goldsberry serving as the interim coordinator, there are currently four deputy Title IX coordinators at DePaul who assist with the administration and implementation of population-specific programs, processes and procedures as related to Title IX.

“I appreciate Kimberlie and all the Title IX coordinators for carrying this important work forward during this interim period,” Zdziarski says. “Their dedication to our students means a lot to me personally and our entire university community.”

DePaul will conduct a national search for the next Title IX coordinator and will share more information with the university community as it becomes available.