The purpose of Concordia University’s (CU) Title IX Compliance Program is to foster an environment in mind, body and spirit so that all campus stakeholders can enjoy the University’s educational programs and activities free from all forms of sexual harassment as outlined in the Sexual Misconduct policy. The Title IX staff are therefore instrumental agents charged with upholding this purpose statement.

The Title IX Staff include trained individuals who are Coordinators, Investigators, and Administrative Hearing Panel members/Appeal Officers. Their contact information is listed below.

Title IX administrative staff

Dr. Steve Gerner

Interim Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Steve Gerner
Office: AL107
Phone: (262) 243-4481

Ms. Kimberly Masenthin

Assistant Coordinator for Employees
Ms. Kimberly Masenthin
Office: S104D
Phone: (262) 243-4414

Ms. Stacey Brunner Jones

Associate Director of Athletics for Title IX
Ms. Stacey Brunner Jones
Office: FH106C
Phone: (262) 243-4492

Title IX investigators

Title IX Investigators
Name Office Phone Email
Dr. Leah Dvorak Lu 128 (262) 243‐4522
Ms. Sarah Gartman S 103E (262) 243‐4581
Dr. Katherine Liesener H 002B (262) 243‐4338
Mr. Matt Mac Kelly RP 323 (262) 243‐4287
Mr. Eugene Pitchford Lu 204 (262) 243‐2604

Administrative hearing panel members & appeal officers

Title IX Administrative Hearing Panel Members & Appeal Officers
Name Campus Office Phone Email
Dr. Leah Dvorak CUW Lu 128C (262) 243‐4522
Ms. Cynthia Fenske CUAA (734) 995‐7443
Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson CUAA Administration Office (734) 995‐7373
Dr. Elizabeth Polzin CUW Lu 130B (262) 243‐4210
Mr. Allen Prochnow CUW S 104B (262) 243‐4303
Dr. Steve Taylor CUAA Al 107B (262) 243‐4392

Bias and conflict of interest

If a complainant or respondent believes that an Assistant/Associate Coordinator, Investigator, Hearing Panel Member, or Appeal Officer assigned to his/her case cannot conduct a fair/unbiased investigation or adjudication of the case, the party may petition the Title IX Coordinator to replace that individual. However, if the allegation is that The Title IX Coordinator cannot serve in an unbiased manner, the party may petition the Administrative Hearing Panel Chair to replace the Title IX Coordinator. This must be done in writing (email) within 3 business days of being notified of the assigned member and must include supporting evidence.