MSU appoints acting leader at Office for Civil Rights – Lansing State Journal

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EAST LANSING — Michigan State University has named an acting leader for its Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education.
President Samuel Stanley Jr. appointed Karey Krohnfeldt as acting associate vice president for the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance earlier this month, according to a message Stanley sent to MSU employees on Nov. 11.  She replaces Tanya Jachimiak who left the job for unspecified reasons. 
Krohnfeldt is a senior solutions specialist at California-based Grand River Solutions, an organization that specializes in providing educational institutions with Title IX and equity support services. 
“She has extensive experience in addressing discrimination and harassment in higher education and beyond,” Stanley wrote. 
Krohnfeldt previously served as the director of the Office of Equity and Title IX Coordinator for both the University of Colorado Denver and the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, according to Stanley’s message. Through that work, she oversaw Title IX investigations and investigated allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation involving students, faculty and staff. 
Additionally, as an independent contractor, Krohnfeldt worked on equal employment opportunity investigations and investigated discrimination and harassment complaints for agencies in the federal executive branch.
Krohnfeldt will take over part of the responsibilities left uncovered when Jachimiak vacated her position as Title IX coordinator and associate vice president for the Office for Civil Rights and Title IX Education on Oct. 1. 
Stanley earlier made the temporary appointment of Nicole Schmidtke, an employee in MSU’s Office of Institutional Equity, as MSU’s Title IX Coordinator.
MSU officials have declined to discuss Jachimiak’s departure from the civil rights office but confirmed she remains an MSU employee. She remained on leave Friday, according to MSU spokesperson Dan Olsen. 
Jachimiak first came to MSU in February 2020 after being appointed by Stanley. Before she arrived, Robert Kent had held the role since June 2018. He remained at MSU in an advisory role until March 1, 2020, when he left the university for a new position. 
Contact Mark Johnson at 517-377-1026 or at majohnson2@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter at @ByMarkJohnson.

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