Our mission is to collaborate with University departments and organizations, through policy and procedure, to:
- educate all University members on how to prevent, identify and report discrimination, harassment, and gender-based violence
- monitor complaints of discrimination, harassment, and gender-based violence, conduct a fair and equitable investigation of each complaint, and use information from monitoring and investigations to inform prevention education
- connect those affected by discrimination, harassment, and gender-based violence with campus and community resources that will allow them to move forward
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex
California State University Maritime Academy does not discriminate on the basis of gender, which includes sex and gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs or activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the University (both on and off campus). The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender based dating and domestic violence and stalking.
Policies & Procedures:
Director of Title IX Processes
Senior Solutions Specialist
Lori Makin-Byrd is as a Senior Solutions Specialist at Grand River Solutions where she serves as an interim and permanent Title IX Coordinator. Lori previously served as the Senior Advisor to the President for Civil Rights and Title IX Coordinator at the College of Wooster. In this role, she oversaw college-wide Title IX compliance and served as the main contact point for students, faculty, and staff who experienced or had been accused of engaging in gender-based discrimination, harassment, or violence. Lori was the College’s highest-ranked equity officer and partnered with various campus constituencies to create and revise policies while centering both equity and compliance. At the College of Wooster, Lori also served as the Interim Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, assisting in restructuring and retraining Dean of Students staff.
In former roles, Lori oversaw all student conduct processes and student conduct policies, served as primary investigator on employee misconduct investigations, and served as a full-time Psychology faculty member. With a background in clinical psychology, Lori has also chaired multiple Behavioral Intervention (BIT) and Care Teams, led risk assessment efforts on multiple campuses, and served as the primary point of contact for students in crisis.
She received her Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas.
Interim Title IX Coordinator
In a previous role Kimberly was the senior civil rights compliance administrator for a land-grant Research 1 institution that had Division 1 athletics and a large residential Greek population. She was responsible for extensive compliance functions, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, the Jeanne Clery Act, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and various state civil rights laws.
Throughout more than 10 years supporting higher education civil rights and Title IX compliance, Kimberly has conducted and overseen hundreds of investigations and internal reviews; successfully navigated state and federal audits, including audits/investigations by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights; and has collaborated to overhaul and rebuild multiple systems and internal processes to ensure adherence with ever-changing civil rights compliance requirements.
Kimberly received her B.A. from University of Idaho, and her J.D. from Northeastern University.