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I’m writing to update you about changes and developments in the AAEO office. Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of matters brought to the AAEO office and a corresponding increase in the level of expectation and demand for assistance. This is certainly an indication of the importance of the work handled by AAEO. At the same time this has put pressure on our resources and our capacity to respond. Looking at how the AAEO office will serve the changing needs of campus going forward, it is clear that there is a need to reconfigure and enhance our service model and strategic focus. This will include greater outreach and involvement in support of the needs of our campus community.
Our changing needs require a new direction for the AAEO office. We will be working to address immediate needs and achieve progress on our top priorities. In the coming weeks, I will launch a nationwide search for a new director of the AAEO office. I’m very grateful that Penny Daugherty will be staying with the department. In her new role as a senior investigator, Penny’s deep institutional knowledge and experience will be extremely valuable as we look to grow and enhance our capabilities within the office. We will also be welcoming an additional new investigator, Roni Sue, who brings valuable skills and experience and will serve as a much needed additional resource for the office as it continues to respond to the needs of our campus community.
I will continue working closely with everyone in the AAEO office as we move forward with new focus and direction, and I will keep you updated as developments occur. Sue and I will connect with Judy to ensure the Service Center has appropriate information to respond to inquiries. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice President
Rumor down at the faculty club is that HR Chief Nancy Resnick is now in charge, and that there will be some long overdue changes in our office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity: