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Meet the Team

The Office of the Title IX Coordinator provides leadership and collaboration across all UW campuses and locations as we work collectively to advance gender equity. We do our work through a system of initiatives, programs, and services that are focused on achieving equity and parity and both preventing and responding to sex- and gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence.

Title IX Coordinators

Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator

Kiana Swearingen, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Education & Prevention

Nik Arnold, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

4311 11th Avenue NE, Suite 340
Seattle, WA   98105
206.221.7932 |

Title IX Coordinators

  • Work in partnership with UW communities, units, and programs to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Provide leadership to advance the University’s Title IX mission, vision, and strategic priorities
  • Provide information and assistance regarding Title IX, including information about formal and informal options to address Title IX concerns
  • Consult and collaborate with a broad network of University partners, offices, and programs who in turn provide support, resources, and outreach on Title IX and gender equity matters and initiatives
  • Assist University entities responsible for responding to and investigating Title IX complaints, including coordinating the response to each complaint
  • Facilitate University-wide Title IX-related education and prevention
  • Monitor and coordinate compliance with federal, state, and local laws, resolution agreements, and regulatory guidance related to Title IX and other laws that address sex and gender discrimination
  • Identify and coordinate responses to patterns or systemic issues relating to sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, or other Title IX and gender equity concerns