Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

The following are examples of types of sex-based discrimination prohibited by Title IX:

  • Sexual harassment, including sexual assault, occurring in connection with any academic, athletic, extracurricular, or other university program, regardless of the location;
  • Discriminatory decision-making by a supervisor of an employee based on the employee’s sex;
  • Failure to provide equitable opportunity for participation in intercollegiate sports; or disproportionate awards of athletic scholarships.

Pursuant to Title IX and its regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106), Georgia Highlands College’s Title IX Coordinator is the designated university official with primary responsibility for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX and other federal and state laws and regulations relating to sex-based discrimination.

The Title IX Coordinator:

  • Promotes the creation of policies, procedures and notifications designed to ensure university compliance with Title IX;
  • oversees implementation of compliance procedures, including investigation and disposition of complaints;
  • answers questions and provides guidance about Title IX compliance and the university’s related policies and procedures;
  • acts as liaison to the state and federal agencies that enforce Title IX;
  • helps ensure the campus community and university employees with Title IX compliance responsibilities are adequately trained and educated; and
  • monitors all other aspects of the university’s Title IX compliance.

GHC’s Title IX Coordinators:

Responsible for ensuring Title IX compliance including monitoring and investigating the complaints of GHC faculty, staff, and students.

Cory McElroy, M.A. (Faculty and Staff)
Generalist – Human Resources
5441 GA-20
Cartersville, GA 30121
Michelle Lockett (Student Affairs)
Assistant Vice President – Academic Retention and Resources
5441 GA-20
Cartersville, GA 30121

Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

Bradley Gilmore, BBA
Manager – Floyd Campus
Brandan Harrell
Assistant Director – Athletics/Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Christina Henggeler, M.Ed.
Manager – Paulding Site
Leslie Johnson, MA
Dean – Cartersville Campus
Nivenitie McDaniel, MSW
Interim Manager – Douglasville Site
Ken Reaves, MPA
Dean – Marietta Campus

Title IX Panelists:

Dr. Denie Burks
Associate Professor – Business Administration
Julius Fleschner, MLIS
Dean – Libraries and College Testing
Brad Gilmore, BBA
Manager – Floyd Campus
Randy Green, MPA
Associate Professor – Political Science and Criminal Justice
Christina Henggeler, M.Ed
Manager – Paulding Site
Alan Nichols, Ph.D
Dean – School of Social Sciences and Education
Jenny Smith, M.Ed.
Specialist – Disabilities/Career Counselor

Title IX Advisors:

Randy Green, MPA
Associate Professor – Political Science and Criminal Justice
Jenny Smith, M.Ed
Specialist – Disabilities/Career Counselor
Dr. Denie Burks
Associate Professor – Business Administration
Giselle Tucker, MPA
Assistant Professor – Political Science
Rachel Rupprecht, MA
Designer – Instructional I
Steve Stughlin, Ph.D
Associate Professor – Communication