"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
Mark A. Miller
Title: Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Department: Office of Academic Affairs/Department of Mathematics, Computing & Information Systems
Education: Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver, 1999; Master of Science in Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Denver, 1993; B.S.E. in Mathematics, John Brown University, 1984
Phone: (740) 376-4811
Year appointed: 1999 (Math faculty); 2014 (current position)
Dr. Miller, who joined Marietta College’s faculty in 1999 and has served as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs since 2011, was named the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost in December of 2014.
Before joining the College’s Administration, Dr. Miller was promoted to Associate Professor in 2004 and served as the Mathematics Department Chair, Chair of the Faculty and as a member of the Vision 2020 task force.
Dr. Miller’s research interests are combinatorics and finite geometry.
He and his wife, Andrea, live 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