The Title IX Team

The Title IX team is charged with advising the Title IX coordinator on matters relating to the College’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

The Title IX Team, led by the Title IX Coordinator, ensures consistent application of the policy to all individuals and allows the College to respond promptly and equitably to eliminate misconduct, prevent its recurrence and address its effects. The Title IX team coordinates the review, investigation and resolution of the report and ensures all appropriate interim measures are implemented. The Title IX team is an interdepartmental team and consists of The Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator(s), the Dean of Students, Office of Human Resources representative, Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity representative, Office of Legal Affairs representative and others as necessary.


Title IX Coordinator

Sadie M. Simmons
Compliance/Policy Officer
Office of Legal Affairs
sadie.simmons@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-2037

Committee responsibilities include: monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX for the university and coordinating compliance with Title IX in all areas covered by the implementing regulations; tracking and monitoring incidents, including sex discrimination and sexual misconduct; ensuring that the University responds effectively to each complaint; ensuring timely and fair resolutions; conducting on-going and annual climate checks and monitoring of sexual harassment allegations on campus; and establishing a centralized process for reporting all sexual harassment/sexual offense claims on campus.


Title IX Team

Cyndi E. Johnson​
Equity Compliance Investigator
Office of Legal Affairs
cynthia.johnson@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-2038

Committee responsibilities include: investigation of complaints, assistance with Title IX legislation compliance.

Dr. Tom Miles
​Dean of Students
Office of Student Life
Tom.Miles@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-2091

Committee responsibilities include: provides assistance with Title IX compliance in matters involving undergraduate students in general, police department, student government, student conduct and Greek life, including training, education, communication and investigation of complaints in collaboration with the Title IX Coordinator.

Carol Ward
Chief Human Resource Officer
Office of Human Resources
carol.ward@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-5596

Committee responsibilities include: provides assistance with Title IX compliance in matters involving faculty and staff, including training, education, communication and administration of the grievance procedures for all complaints against staff and visitors, including those complaints filed by students.

Dr. Noland White
Associate Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychological Science
noland.white@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-5946

Committee responsibilities include: provides assistance with Title IX compliance in matters involving faculty and faculty administrators, academic advising and graduate and undergraduate affairs, including training, education, communication, and investigation of complaints in collaboration with the Title IX Coordinator.

Ms. Jamie Grodecki
Assistant Athletic Director, Leadership/Senior Woman Administrator/Head Softball Coach/Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Athletics Department
jamie.grodecki@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-6871

Committee responsibilities include: provides assistance with Title IX compliance in matters involving student athletes, coaches and athletic administrators and staff, including training, education, communication, and investigation of complaints in collaboration with the Title IX Coordinator.

Ms. Qiana N. Wilson
General Counsel
Office of Legal Affairs
qiana.wilson@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-2037

Committee responsibilities include: provides legal advice for Title IX matters.

Dr. Carolyn Denard
Associate Provost for Student Success and Director of the Center for Student Success
Center for Student Success
carolyn.denard@gcsu.edu
(478) 445-5999

Committee responsibilities include: provides assistance with Title IX compliance in matters involving sex discrimination as it relates to faculty and faculty administrators, graduate and undergraduate affairs, financial aid and enrollment/admissions, including training, education, communication and investigation of complaints in collaboration with the Title IX Coordinator.