"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
—Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
Title IX is commonly thought of as pertaining to varsity sports. However, the law is actually much broader. Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination in all programs and activities of any educational institution receiving federal funding. Although two of the most common applications of the law are athletics and sexual harassment/misconduct, Title IX also applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and all other programs and activities available to students at Marietta College.
As Marietta College's Title IX Officer, Victoria A. Ford hold the primary responsibility for coordinating the College's Title IX compliance efforts, including overseeing all complaints of noncompliance and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Questions or concerns may be directed to her as follows:
Compliance, Training, and HR Administrator, Title IX Officer
Dept: Human Resources
Degrees: MA (Organizational) Communication, Michigan State University, 1988; BA Management of Human Resources, Spring Arbor University, 1986
Year appointed: 1991
Ms. Ford has more than 20 years of experience in the field of human resources. She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification, the highest professional designation in her field. She and her husband, Glen, a lifelong Marietta resident, reside in Devola. They are the parents of two adult children.
Deputy Title IX Coordinators
Director, Human Resources
Dept: Human Resources
Year appointed: 2012
Associate Provost for Academic Administration
Office: Irvine 212
Degrees: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (University of Colorado-Denver), 1999; Master's in Applied Mathematics (University of Colorado-Denver), 1993; Bachelor's in Mathematics (John Brown), 1988
Year appointed: 1999
Before moving into administration, Dr. Miller taught for twelve years on the Mathematics Faculty where he still holds a joint appointment. His academic interests include combinatorics, finite geometry and the mutual intersection of mathematics, philosophy and theology. He enjoys playing bridge, solving word-puzzles and reading contemporary literature; he still mourns the untimely death of David Foster Wallace.
He is an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Combinatorics and its Applications, and he is a member of the Mathematical Association of America. Prior to working in college-level academia, he was a consultant with an environmental information management firm in Colorado. Before that he was a high school mathematics and social studies teacher.
Dr. Miller serves on the board of the Marietta-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and he is Secretary of the Marietta Reading Club. He and his wife, Andrea, are members of Christ United Methodist Church in Marietta.
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html