Implementation Team Members

Dr. Carol Branch, Director of Title IX and Civil Rights Officer (co-chair)

Karyn Cornell, Chief of Staff and AVP of University Affairs (co-chair)

Dr. Beth Hellwig, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Ryan Okada, ASCMA President

Dr. Julie Simons, Associate Professor, Science & Mathematics and Co-chair of the DEI Council

Marie Hernandez, Interim AVP of Human Resources


The Implementation Team Charge

The Implementation Teams will give input and feedback to the Title IX coordinator and DHR administrator as they design and plan steps to implement Cozen O’Connor’s recommendations to ensure that the recommended action steps are appropriately informed by the perspectives of campus community stakeholders. After the president approves the action steps, the Implementation Team will work to ensure that implementation is consistent with agreed-upon timelines, the goals of the assessment and campus culture. 

The Implementation Teams will also help develop a formal communications plan designed to keep each university community apprised of the implementation process and status.  Implementation Team members shall review communications to ensure that they are clear, accessible and that they address the needs of community stakeholders. Strategic and effective communication is paramount, especially in light of the institutional mistrust expressed to Cozen O’Connor by many members of our university communities. The frequency and methods of communications to the university community should be thoughtfully planned, and the substance of the communications themselves should be accessible and easily comprehensible by a wide audience.