Associate Vice President, Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator
Since December 2011, Elizabeth has served as the Associate Vice President of the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) and as UConn’s Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator. Elizabeth is responsible for overseeing each of ODE’s areas of focus, including discrimination case management , campus-wide trainings for diversity and sexual harassment, coordination of employee requests for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, search and hiring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity compliance, and various diversity and harassment prevention initiatives.
In addition, as UConn’s Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth coordinates the University’s response to reports of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Title IX Coordinator works collaboratively with on and off-campus partners on sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention and education efforts to ensure UConn’s commitment to creating and maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of sexual violence, harassment, exploitation, and intimidation.
Elizabeth joined the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) as a Case Manager in April 2010. As a Case Manager, Elizabeth investigated complaints of discrimination and discriminatory harassment involving University employees and also coordinated requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, as a member of the ODE Case Management Team, Elizabeth developed materials and provided training to University employees regarding diversity and sexual harassment prevention.
Prior to joining ODE, Elizabeth was an attorney with the Hartford firm Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn and Kelly, practicing labor and employment law. Elizabeth represented employees with claims of employment discrimination, wrongful termination, sexual harassment and many other disputes in all phases of litigation, including negotiation, mediation and arbitration, and trial work in state and federal courts. Elizabeth additionally represented labor unions before state and federal agencies and at arbitrations and in negotiations. Prior to entering private practice, Elizabeth served a one-year term as a Legal Research Law Clerk with the Connecticut Superior Court.
Elizabeth earned her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, and she is a cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree with an independent double major in Political Science and Peace Studies. As an undergraduate student at the University of Connecticut, Elizabeth co-founded the Chordials a cappella group, served as the Chapter Chairperson of UConnPIRG, and was selected as one of two recipients of the Donald L. McCullough Award for excellence in student leadership in the spring of her senior year.