La Sierra University has led North American Adventist institutions in implementing federal Title IX mandates, though as I reported in May, the institution's implementation was not without challenges. Within the first year of the university's opening its Title IX office, some students alleged that La Sierra was slow in responding to charges of sexual assault and that university leadership mishandled Title IX claims, leading to a website and petition urging change. Among the demands made by students and some university alumni was that La Sierra hire a full-time Title IX coordinator, something that La Sierra University President Randal Wisbey pledged to do. The coordinator's position was first instituted in July 2015 as a part-time post.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://spectrummagazine.org/article/2016/08/30/la-sierra-university-hires-full-time-title-ix-coordinator