Crittendon named director of Office of Institutional Equity

Author: Matthew V. Storin


Jannifer Crittendon, most recently assistant athletics director for student development at the University of Notre Dame, has been named director of the Universitys Office of Institutional Equity.

Crittendon, who assumed the post March 21, will be responsible for furthering diversity initiatives at Notre Dame, particularly in faculty hiring.She also will be responsible for preparing the Universitys affirmative action reports, handlingdiscrimination claims, and overseeing the Universitys three ombudspersons for sexual harassment and racial harassment.Crittendon previously served as a sexual harassment ombudsperson at Notre Dame.

We are extremely fortunate that Jannifer will be leading the Office of Institutional Equity,said University President (Rev.) Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., to whom the office reports.I have every confidence that she will move us forward in our ongoing efforts to diversify our community and to provide fair treatment to everyone.

In her athletics post, Crittendon worked at providing a balanced Notre Dame experience for student-athletes, focusing on five key areas: academic excellence, athletic success, career preparation, community involvement and personal development.Prior to joining the athletics department, she served as director of the Diversity Program in the Mendoza College of Business.

Before coming to Notre Dame in 1995, Crittendon was co-director for facilities management at Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB).Prior experience included supervisory positions with Memorial Health System inSouth Bendand U.S. Department of Defense, Defense Contracts Administrative Services, also inSouth Bend.

Crittendon was graduated from Indiana University-South Bend with a bachelors degree in business administration in 1989 and received her master of public affairs degree from IUSB in 1995.She is currently matriculating toward a doctorate in education atAndrewsUniversityinBerrien,Mich.

The Office of Institutional Equity was created in 2001 to assist the University in achieving its mission with respect to diversity among the Notre Dame community.The office is located in 414 Grace Hall and has a comprehensive Web site at .

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