A former judge for the city of South Tucson will lead the charge to overhaul Title IX policies at the University of Arizona. The federal law bans sex discrimination at educational institutions that receive federal funding. Ronald Wilson got started as Title IX director in October, shortly after the university launched a nationwide search amid several accusations of Title IX violations directed at the UA and its athletics department.
"One of the first orders of business is to create a Title IX office for the university," Wilson said. According to Wilson, the goal is to centralize resources for grievance procedures and other policies related to Title IX so they are more accessible to students and employees. Wilson also addressed restoring the public's trust in the university's procedures.
"One of the things we have to do as leaders is be open and honest with each other and create authentic lines of communication. So that we can have candid discussions about what some of the issues are and how we need to resolve them," Wilson said.