In January 2016, Kristan, joined the Title IX Office. Her primary role as the Title IX Coordinator is to oversee the investigation and resolution of matters involving sexual and gender-based harassment and intimate partner violence as well as coordinate the University’s Title IX training, prevention programming, and outreach in this area. Kristan collaborates across divisional lines to manage safety, increase awareness, and compliance initiatives such as the development of policy and processes pertaining to sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, consent, sexual exploitation, stalking, intimate partner violence, and retaliation.
Prior to joining the Baylor family, Kristan served as the Lead Title IX Investigator for East Carolina University where her primary role included oversight of the student Title IX processes and training students, faculty, and staff in order to increase university compliance. Additionally, she gained experience as the Senior Equity Compliance Officer within the University of Tennessee system where she focused on faculty and staff discrimination issues. Kristan earned her Juris Doctor from Liberty University, her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Texas, as well as her Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from West Texas A&M University.