The EOC’s team has two main areas of focus – (1) equal opportunity laws and compliance and (2) Title IX and related misconduct.  Expand each section for more details about our staff and contact information.

As senior associate vice chancellor for the Division of Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement, Becci oversees the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office and serves as chief of staff to Felicia Washington, vice chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity, and Engagement. Becci comes to Carolina from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as the chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor for the past six years. Becci has also worked in alumni relations and development. She served as executive director of the Alumni Association at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro after spending eight years on the staff at the Wisconsin Alumni Association. She later returned to Madison, where she worked as a senior development officer with the Morgridge Institute for Research.  Becci holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Contact Becci: becci_menghini@unc.edu, (919) 843-0594

As Director of Title IX Compliance, Adrienne has primary responsibility for coordinating the University’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all operations of the University, as well as retaliation. Adrienne leads the University’s response and compliance efforts related to Title IX, coordinates resources for those affected by sexual harassment and sexual violence, organizes training and awareness efforts, and monitors the implementation of the University’s discrimination and sexual violence policy. Adrienne previously served our office as the Title IX Associate Coordinator, where she supported the University in achieving its goals of providing an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment by monitoring the University’s compliance with Title IX regulations and requirements. Her previous experience includes compliance and management for a statewide nonprofit legal organization, legal representation of clients with disabilities, career development and advising for law students, and scholarly publishing. She also served as a judicial law clerk for the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Adrienne received her B.A. in 1999 and her J.D. with honors in 2005 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Adrienne:  adrienne.allison@unc.edu, (919) 962-7177

As Director of the University’s Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, Brandon Washington leads the University’s efforts to adhere to federal and state anti-discrimination laws, including but not limited to, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990Prior to joining UNC, Brandon was the Director of Equity and Title IX Coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida.  Brandon also spent 5 years as an investigator, trainer and mediator with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). During his time at OCR Brandon investigated over 170 federal civil rights cases. Brandon holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, a MBA from Charleston Southern University and a J.D. from Florida A&M College of Law.

Contact Brandon:  brandonw@unc.edu, (919) 966-7545

As senior EO compliance consultant, Camille Brooks prepares and manages the University’s state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Plan, including researching, compiling, and analyzing incumbency and labor market data. She develops and facilitates a variety of campus-wide equal opportunity based training courses and is responsible for developing and managing the University EEO Officers program, Veteran’s program, and related outreach activities.  Camille is a graduate of UNC’s ULEAD program and has more than 20 years of experience in human resource management, equal employment opportunity and professional development in higher education, and healthcare. She has her B.S. in Human Resources from California State University, Long Beach and her M.B.A. from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

Contact Camille:   camille_brooks@unc.edu, (919) 966-1549

Laura conducts investigations under the University’s Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct; provides database management for reports of discrimination and harassment; and offers support for trainings administered through EOC. Laura graduated from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in International Relations, as well as Spanish, and also received her J.D. from Charlotte School of Law. She previously volunteered for a nonprofit organization in Spain performing research to assist in the investigation of cases for individuals seeking asylum from countries where human rights violations were alleged to have occurred. Laura later served as a bilingual paralegal for a Delaware law firm working in the areas of workers’ compensation and personal injury and has also provided litigation support for clients of a major electronic discovery and litigation management corporation. She also presently serves as a Guardian ad Litem in Orange County, North Carolina.

Contact Laura:  lauradepersia@unc.edu, (919) 966-6754

Beth investigates reports of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, complicity, retaliation, and protected class discrimination and harassment. Prior to joining the team, Beth served as the Director of Student Life and Pro Bono Opportunities at Campbell Law School, where she received the inaugural Administrator of the Year Award in 2015 from the Student Bar Association. Beth’s previous experience also includes executive management for a statewide non-profit organization, as well as public service as an Assistant County Attorney and Assistant District Attorney.  Beth received the Professional Impact Award from the Durham Crisis Response Center in 2011 and was recognized as the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Alumna of the Month in September 2014. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the N.C. Association of Women Attorneys. Beth graduated summa cum laude with a B.S.B.A. in Economics from Appalachian State University and earned her J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received the Student Pro Bono Service Award from the NC State Bar.

Contact Beth:  froehling@unc.edu, (919) 445-1576

Rebecca Gibson serves as a report and response coordinator for individuals reporting or responding to incidents of harassment and discrimination based on protected status, and interpersonal violence, sexual violence, and stalking. Rebecca can help to explore support and resources, including interim protective measures to address safety and well-being, and can help folks with making a formal report to the University and/or local law enforcement. Prior to her role at UNC-CH, Rebecca worked at Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) as the sexual assault services coordinator. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Rebecca graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.A. in Psychology and received her Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University with a focus on Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Studies.

Contact Rebecca:  rmgibson@unc.edu, (919) 445-1578

Elizabeth investigates reports of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, complicity, retaliation, and protected class discrimination and harassment. Prior to joining the team, Elizabeth was a litigator in Raleigh, North Carolina and handled appeals in state and federal courts. She also previously served as a law clerk on the North Carolina Supreme Court. During college, Elizabeth was the Night Relief Advocate at Alice Paul House, a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter. Elizabeth graduate summa cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008, earned her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 2011, and received Title IX investigator training and certification from the Association of Title IX Administrators.

Contact Elizabeth:  cehall@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-7185

As office manager for EOC, Donna provides office staff with administrative, communication, and resource support as well as greeting and addressing the needs of persons seeking assistance from the EOC office.

Contact Donna: donnah@email.unc.edu, (919) 966-3576

Rudy is responsible for the University’s policies and procedures that address the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and federal and state regulations for individuals with disabilities. He facilitates the ADA accommodation process for faculty and staff and coordinates ADA training. Rudy is also responsible for the University’s search committee process and training, and manages the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking recruitment system for all EPA temporary and permanent faculty and non-faculty positions. He represents the department in special University projects and assists with investigations as needed. Rudy came to UNC-Chapel Hill in 2009 after a long, successful career with IBM, specializing in the area of equal opportunity and diversity. He attended Wagner College for a B.A. in Sociology and earned an M.S.in Organizational Management and Human Resource Development from Manhattanville College.

Contact Rudy:  rudy_jones@unc.edu, (919) 962-9980

As Case Management and Database Coordinator, Erin manages the electronic case management and record keeping system, prepares and analyzes reports and data, prepares correspondence and other documents related to EOC matters, and provides other case- and data-related support. Prior to joining our team, she worked as a legal assistant for a bankruptcy law firm and a workers’ compensation and personal injury firm, taught in UNC-Charlotte’s first-year writing program, and was the Director of an education clinic for students with developmental disabilities. Most recently, she worked in UNC-CH’s Public Records Office as a Public Records Specialist. Erin has her B.A. in English from Gardner-Webb University, her M.A. in English from UNC-Charlotte, and her J.D. from NC Central University.

Contact Erin: eemacdon@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-6024

Jeanna is the hearing coordinator for EOC. As the hearing coordinator, Jeanna is tasked with ensuring that the University’s hearing process under the relevant policy is equitable and fair. Jeanna communicates with the parties and their attorneys on matters leading up to the hearing (e.g., advising/addressing procedural matters, managing evidence presented by the investigator and/or parties, determining what evidence is admissible, and arranging for participation of witnesses or experts). Additionally, Jeanna presides over hearings and advises panel members on matters of process and substance during hearings and deliberations. Prior to joining the University, Jeanna served as an appeals officer for the North Carolina Department of Commerce – Division of Employment Security and as a staff attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina. Jeanna received a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina State University and a J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas.

Contact Jeanna:  Jeanna.McCullers@unc.edu, (919) 966-9167

As Associate Director of Title IX Programs and Special Projects, Katie sees through the recommendations of the Employee Procedures Working Group and the Policy Review Advisory Group and provides ongoing support to departments and units who are navigating the process of formal investigations within their units. Katie perviously served as our interim Title IX Coordinator. Prior to coming to UNC-Chapel Hill, she served as the Title IX Coordinator at The University of Alabama, where she designed and created the Title IX Office, drafted a comprehensive new policy, and managed reports of policy violations. Katie also implemented Title IX training for students, faculty, and staff. In addition, her previous experience includes education and employment law and higher education administration.  Katie received her B.A. in 2000 and her J.D. in 2008 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Contact Katie:  kbnolan@unc.edu, (919) 445-1577

As communications specialist for the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, Kylie provides information and materials to the campus community about Title IX, as well as University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. Kylie has previous experience in mental health awareness and suicide prevention, as well as in marketing for the entertainment industry. She received a B.A. in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work, also from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Contact Kylie:  kjpiper@live.unc.edu, (919) 962-7189

Ew (pronounced E-W) meets with students who have experienced any form of discrimination or harassment based on protected status, sexual violence, interpersonal (relationship) violence and stalking to discuss support and reporting options available to them on campus and in the community. Ew also coordinates interim protective measures on their behalf, including academic accommodations and safe housing options.  Ew has worked in violence prevention and response work for nearly 20 years.  Prior to coming to UNC-Chapel Hill, Ew was the Director of the RISE violence prevention program at Warren Wilson College and was the college’s Title IX compliance co-coordinator.  Ew also previously taught Peer Education and Social Justice at Hobart and William Smith College.  Ew received his M.A. from Missouri State University.

Contact Ew:  eqw@unc.edu, (919) 843-3878

Sarah investigates reports of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, complicity, retaliation, and protected class discrimination and harassment. Prior to joining the University, Sarah was a legal investigator for the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, where she investigated post-conviction claims of innocence throughout the state. Sarah graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in History from Appalachian State University in 2005, graduated with a J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2011, and received Title IX investigator training and certification from the Association of Title IX Administrators.

Contact Sarah:  riney@email.unc.edu, (919) 966-3576

Nicole investigates reports of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, stalking, complicity, retaliation, and protected class discrimination and harassment. Prior to joining the University, Nicole served as a Prevention and Education Coordinator for Sexual Assault and Dating Violence at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC. She also previously served as a litigator in Sanford, NC, and spearheaded a pilot program established to help improve the Child Custody process for Domestic Violence victims in Wake County, North Carolina. Nicole has a B.A. in Psychology from Hampton University and a J.D. from Florida A&M University College of Law.

Contact Nicole:  nicole_wiley@unc.edu, (919) 962-2099

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For media inquiries, please contact Kathy Bryant, senior director for communications, at kathy_bryant@unc.edu or (919) 962-0266.

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Not sure of who to contact?  Use the general office contact information.

Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
137 E. Franklin St., Suite 404
CB# 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160
Phone: 919-966-3576
Fax: 919-445-1580
Email:  eoc@unc.edu