What is the Role of the Title IX Coordinator?

In the Fall 2015, Ms. Ryan Rost ‘96, ‘98 was appointed as Villanova’s first full-time Title IX Coordinator. The Coordinator works with the Villanova community on education and training to help prevent incidents of discrimination, to ensure that there is easily accessible information in the event of an incident and has oversight responsibility with regard to complying with Title IX requirements. If a complaint arises, the Title IX Coordinator collaborates with various University offices and representatives to ensure:

  • Support and resources are offered to those involved;
  • Every effort is made on behalf of the University to honor the wishes of the complainant;
  • An investigation and adjudication take place in an impartial and timely manner;
  • The process follows and complies with federal law and University policy.

The Title IX Coordinator is supported by several Deputy Title IX Coordinators, all of whom are knowledgeable and trained in state and federal laws that apply to matters of sexual assault, sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, as well as University policy and procedure.  The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are available to receive reports alleging violations of the University's policy on sexual assault, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct.

Ryan Rost│Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator
204 Tolentine Hall│(610) 519-8805 │ ryan.rost@villanova.edu

Kim Carter Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Title IX Investigator, Public Safety
Garey Hall | (484) 343-6926 | kim.carter@villanova.edu

Kathleen Byrnes│Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice President for Student Life and Sexual Harassment Complaint Officer
Room 202 Dougherty Hall │ (610) 519-4550 │ kathleen.byrnes@villanova.edu

Albert Baladez│Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director, Employee Relations & Compliance
St. Mary's 105K │ (610) 519-4238│ albert.baladez@villanova.edu

Lynn Tighe│Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration
Field House, Second Floor │ (610) 519-4121│ lynn.tighe@villanova.edu