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University official trains staff, students on Title IX changes

Holly Ashkannejhad, director of WSU's Compliance and Civil Rights, said Title IX and House Bill 2327 protect students.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 1, 2020

WSU hosted live trainings for staff and students on updates made to Title IX guidance for WSU Compliance and Civil Rights — previously known as the Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation — including redefining sexual harassment and investigative procedures. The university is using a more expansive def...

Former provost’s termination was not gender-based, investigation finds

Former WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya was terminated in Sept. 2019, two months after she began her employment.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2020

An independent reviewer found former WSU Provost Mitzi Montoya’s termination in Sept. 2019 was not influenced by gender bias or undue influence from third parties. Montoya served as provost for two months in fall 2019, which was a very short time, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and c...

Changes to Executive Policy 15 increase accessibility, protections

Holly Ashkannejhad said revisions were made to EP 15 because students were concerned that the policy was difficult to read and understand.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

A working group that focused on reviewing and changing Executive Policy 15 published revisions to the policy in April. EP 15 is WSU’s policy against discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. The EP 15 working group was created because students were concerned that the policy was difficult...

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