Staff

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

The Office of Institutional Equity staff consists of a Director/Title IX Coordinator, Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, an Assistant Director, and an Administrative Officer. The director and the assistant director serve as liaisons between the OIE and certain academic and administrative units. However, in the absence of a unit's liaison, the other staff member will be available. Each one can provide guidance, interpret policies and procedures, meet with search committees, collaborate with you in resolving complaints, and many other things. The Investigator conducts investigations of possible violations of the University's anti-discrimination policy, develops relevant training materials, and delivers training to the campus community.

Roberta T. Maldonado-Franzen, Director/Title IX Coordinator
rfranzen@k-state.edu

Roberta is the Title IX coordinator. The director serves as liaison between the OIE and certain academic and administrative units to provide guidance, interpret policies and procedures, meet with search committees, collaborate in resolving complaints, and many other things.

Ameerah McBride, J.D., Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
ameerah@k-state.edu

Ameerah thoroughly and expeditiously conducts investigations and reviews complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation. She writes administrative review reports that include a thorough analysis of the complaint and makes findings of fact, determination, and recommendation of sanctions, as necessary. She also prepares a written analysis on trends involving complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, and retaliation. Ameerah develops and presents materials on discrimination training to the campus community. 

Michelle White-Godinet, Assistant Director 
mwg@k-state.edu

Michelle serves as liaison to departments and units that report to the Vice President for Administration and Finance; College of Agriculture; College of Architecture, Planning, and Design; College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business Administration; College of Education; College of Veterinary Medicine; K-State Research and Extension; Graduate School; and K-State Olathe. Michelle develops and delivers AA/EEO educational seminars.

Trenton Modean, Graduate Research Assistant
Rachel Botten, Student Assistant
Rebecca Laessig, Student Assistant