After serving the Ursinus community for 20 years, Associate Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator, Kim Taylor, departed from the College on February 3rd, 2020.
When Taylor first arrived on campus she served as the Director of Campus Safety. At the time, her goal was to help the department grow and create a positive relationship between the campus community and the officers. Soon after, Taylor helped the community with her dedication and service through pro-grams such as the Peer Advocates Program, which she launched as Title IX Coordinator. The program enlists students to educate the campus on the issue of sexual misconduct. Most importantly, it provides support and guidance for any person campus who may be dealing with a personal issue of sexual misconduct.
Taylor also established the Sexual Misconduct and Advocacy Resource Team (SMART), a group comprised of faculty and staff who support students affected by sexual violence.
She reflected back on her time at Ursinus, grateful for the col-leagues who’ve challenged and supported her.
“I leave as a stronger and more confident professional. Working as the Title IX Coordinator has ignited a passion in me regarding gender-based discrimination and I am grateful for Ursinus giving me this opportunity,” she said.
Taylor will start a new chapter of her career as the Title IX Coordinator for both Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. She hopes to build new initiatives and solid pro-grams, similar to what she’s done at Ursinus.
“I am happy that I will not be far away and excited about the possibilities to continue collaborating with Ursinus colleagues. I leave behind an outstanding Student Affairs team and I’ll be admiring them from afar,” she said.
Effective immediately, Anna Marks will serve as Interim Title IX Coordinator through June 2020. In previous years, Marks served as one of the first members of the SMART program.
As the Spring semester continues, the school will search for a permanent Title IX Coordinator.