Rider fires Title IX director, announces interim replacement – The Rider News
By Amethyst Martinez
After working at the university for only three months, Pauline Lloyd, Director of Title IX and Equal Opportunity Compliance, is no longer employed at Rider. News of Lloyd’s departure comes eight days after The Rider News published an investigation outlining serious student concerns about the Title IX office and handling of reports.
President Gregory Dell’Omo announced in an email to the Rider community Nov. 17 the hiring of an interim Director for the Title IX Office, Christine M. Pickel, who will work at the university until that a permanent person be found to serve in the position.
The email states, “Pickel has over fifteen years of experience conducting investigations, acting as a Title IX hearings officer and advising on regulatory compliance matters.”
Associate Vice President for University Marketing and Communications Kristine Brown confirmed Lloyd’s departure in an email to The Rider News on Nov. 17, saying, “As of yesterday, Pauline Lloyd is no longer at the ‘university.
Lloyd was announced as the new director in an email to the Rider community on September 7, at the start of the fall semester.
The email announcing Pickle’s arrival said she would have her own office on campus and would be available remotely beyond her campus hours if needed.
Dell’Omo’s email added: “The Office of the Rider of Title IX and Institutional Equity exists to serve all members of our campus community, including undergraduate and graduate students. , faculty and staff.
To contact the office, email can be sent to [email protected], by calling (609)-896-5081, or by reporting on the Rider website.