Title IX Sessions with Professor Peter Lake
Professor Peter Lake visited VCU on September 7, 2018, and spoke to several hundred members of the VCU and Richmond communities during three separate Title IX related sessions throughout the day.
Professor Lake is professor of law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. He has spent over 25 years in the classroom, teaching law students. He is an internationally-recognized expert on higher education law and policy and has been quoted or referred to in hundreds of newspapers and court opinions throughout the United States. Professor Lake, an award-winning academic, has authored numerous published writings and is a highly sought after speaker. He has trained thousands of campus personnel on many student safety and other campus issues, including student mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, sex discrimination, and free speech issues. Professor Lake is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.
Title IX Gratitude Brunch
Ninety members of the VCU and Richmond communities attended the university's third annual Title IX Gratitude Brunch on, as part of Title IX Review and Planning Day hosted by Equity and Access Services in the Cabell Library, on July 13, 2018. The event is dedicated to acknowledging the commitment of university and community partners whose efforts help to prevent and address sexual violence and enhance safety, respect and inclusion. Dr. Danielle Dick, Professor, Departments of Psychology, African American Studies, and Human & Molecular Genetics was the keynote speaker and spoke of her experience with leading the way to progress for a national corporation in revising their policies and practices. Title IX Trailblazer awards were presented to Gay Cutchin, Betty Reppert, Eric Garrison, Sarah Jane Brubaker, Jean Cheek, and Dr. Danielle Dick. Taylor Davis and Carmina Galvez were this year's Transformative Leadership Award recipients. Also, the university's first Title IX report to the community was distributed to attendees and will be made available throughout the university soon.