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Title IX officer Heather Pratt to leave AU

Office of Campus life makes plans to fill position

Title IX officer Heather Pratt to leave AU

The official headshot of Heather Pratt, Title IX Program Officer, Office of Campus Life.

Heather Pratt, AU’s Title IX officer, will leave the University this week following 15 months in her position, The Office of Campus life announced in a memo on March 20. She plans to continue to work in higher education.

Pratt began the position in December 2015 and served as AU’s first Title IX Officer. She was responsible for protecting people from discrimination based on sex, in addition to sexual harassment and violence. While at AU, she worked mainly on sexual assault investigations.

The Office of Campus Life plans to hold interviews in April to fill Pratt’s position, according to the memo. In the meantime, Dean of Students Rob Hradsky will oversee Pratt’s work.

Johnine P. Barnes, J.D., an employment and business lawyer, will take over and open investigations and any filed before someone new is hired to fill Pratt’s position, the memo said.

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