About Us

Laura Johnson, Ph.D., Title IX Coordinator

Laura Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Johnson joined Baylor in the summer of 2018 as the University’s Title IX Coordinator providing oversight of office staff and policies, as well as collaborating with campus partners.  In December 2019 she was promoted to Associate Vice President for Equity and her role expanded to include oversight of the University’s Civil Rights processes.  In addition to the daily oversight and direction of office staff, policies and processes, she has revised the University’s practices to increase support and care for individuals, implemented new initiatives, and streamlined practices, while also growing partnerships across campus.

Carolyn Hughes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Carolyn joined the Title IX Office as a Title IX Investigator in October 2016. Her primary role as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator is to assist the Title IX Coordinator in the oversight of investigations and resolution of matters involving sexual and gender-based harassment and interpersonal violence to include sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as well as assist with the University's Title IX training and outreach. In addition to assisting the Title IX Coordinator wherever necessary, she will assist in managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the office.

Michael Noble, Investigator

In June 2016, Michael joined the Title IX Office as a Title IX Investigator. His primary role is to manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University’s Title IX compliance obligations. Michael conducts neutral investigations regarding complaints alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and relationship violence as well as collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator to assess and ensure the safety of the impacted student and/or community.

Elysa Bucci, Investigator

In February 2019, Elysa began investigating Sexual and Interpersonal Misconduct cases at Baylor University. Since then, her role has expanded to include Civil Rights cases with the Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office.

Melissa Morie, Investigator

In April 2019, Melissa joined the Title IX Office as a Title IX Investigator. Her primary role is to manage the day-to-day responsibilities associated with the University's Title IX compliance obligations. Melissa conducts neutral investigations regarding complaints alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and relationship violence as well as collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator to assess and ensure the safety of the impacted student and/or community.

Christina Jeong, Support Services Coordinator

Christina JeongChristina joined the Title IX Office in May 2017. In her role, she conducts intakes with students and Baylor community members to discuss their rights, options, and resources. She provides information and connection to support and resources both on and off-campus; this includes but is not limited to counseling and medical services, housing relocation, academic support, or assistance navigating other university procedures. She also assists in facilitating resolution options, specifically the adaptable resolution proceess.

Tracey Tevis, Education and Prevention Specialist

Tracey joined the Title IX team in October 2019. Her primary role consists of training students, faculty, and staff on Title IX policies. In addition to providing training on policies, Tracey also provides trainings on awareness and preventative measures, including but not limited to bystander intervention and healthy relationships. Tracey oversees, the annual Title IX event, "Set the Standard," for all new incoming students in the fall.

Brianna Gilbreath, Case Coordinator

Brianna GilbreathBrianna joined the Title IX Office in June 2016 as an Administrative Manager. In December 2019, she was promoted to Case Coordinator. In her role as Case Coordinator she facilitates intake administration, resolution processes, and personal and academic accommodations.

Candace Huskey, Title IX and Equity Office Manager

Candace Huskey

Candace joined the Title IX Office in October of 2018 as an Administrative Associate. In December of 2019, she was promoted to Office Manager of Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX. In her role as the Office Manager she coordinates all internal and operational aspects of services provided by Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX Office and supports the Title IX Coordinator in an administrative capacity.

Review Panel

The Review Panel will consist of three individual members drawn from a standing pool of panelists. The Review Panel may consist of faculty, staff, or external professionals. Students may not serve as a member of the Review Panel. All members of the Review Panel will receive annual training on the issues related to sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking and on how to conduct a hearing that is fair and impartial and provides parties with notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard. Members of the Review Panel will be impartial and free from conflict of interest or actual bias.

External Investigators

External investigators are external professionals who are trained on Title IX issues and the policies and procedures of Baylor University. Each external investigator has experience and training on how to conduct trauma-informed investigations that are neutral and equitable to parties. They are utilized on an as needed basis.

Title IX

Baylor University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education or employment programs and activities, and it does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender.

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