Columbia, MO (KTRS) The University of Missouri has a new resource for dealing with discrimination.
On Wednesday, Garnett Stokes, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Missouri, announced the creation of a new Office for Civil Rights & Title IX. This new office will centralize reports and investigations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status at MU.
Ellen Eardley, who is currently an assistant vice provost and MU Title IX administrator, will lead the new office. “We are committed to creating an inclusive campus climate that celebrates diversity and is built upon respect for others,” Stokes said. “Consolidating reporting and investigation functions will allow us to better achieve those goals. Ellen Eardley has already achieved important milestones toward making MU a more inclusive place, and I look forward to working with her in this expanded role.”
This comes after accusations of discrimination and racism sparked campus protests last month.