Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

—Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX is commonly thought of as pertaining to varsity sports. However, the law is actually much broader. Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination in all programs and activities of any educational institution receiving federal funding. Although two of the most common applications of the law are athletics and sexual harassment/misconduct, Title IX also applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and all other programs and activities available to students at Marietta College.

As Marietta College's Title IX Officer, Richard Danford hold the primary responsibility for coordinating the College's Title IX compliance efforts, including overseeing all complaints of noncompliance and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints. Questions or concerns may be directed to him as follows:

Richard Danford

Richard Danford

Vice President for Student Life

Dept: Marietta College Cabinet




Office: 114 Andrews Hall

Degrees: Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics (The Ohio State University), M.A. in Spanish linguistics (The Ohio State University), B.S. in biological sciences (The Ohio State University)

Year appointed: 1998

Dr. Danford was born and raised in southeastern Ohio and studied abroad in Toledo, Spain. He later directed study abroad programs for Ohio State in Cuernavaca, Mexico and Toledo, Spain, and spent two years teaching English in Madrid. Before joining the faculty at Marietta College, he taught Spanish at Montclair State University (NJ) and Ohio University. During his time as a faculty member at Marietta College, he led short-term study abroad programs to Spain and Brazil and also served as director and academic advisor of study abroad. He became a tenured associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese in the Department of Modern Languages in 2007 and was appointed vice-president of diversity and inclusion in 2011.

His publications address histories of cultures in contact. These include co-edited translations, along with critical annotations, of a 17th century history of Jesuit missions in northern New Spain (now Mexico and the southwestern United States), as well as a 16th century catalog of cultural differences between Europeans and the Japanese written by a Jesuit missionary from Portugal who was one of the first Europeans to live for an extended period of time in Japan. He also co-edited a translation of a recent book-length study of the positions taken on slavery by Protestant missionaries from the southern United States who migrated to Brazil following the Civil War.


Deputy Title IX Coordinators


Debra Evans

Debra Wayland

Director, Human Resources

Dept: Human Resources



Office: Irvine


Year appointed: 2012

Ms. Evans has more than 15 years of human resources experience, and has worked to elevate the level of service in Marietta College’s department since her arrival. She also serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Ms. Evans is an ATIXA Certified Title IX Coordinator and Investigator and have completed advanced training in Coordination.

Before arriving at Marietta, Ms. Evans served as the Associate Director for Employment & Recruiting Services in Ohio University’s Office of Human Resources. In this role, she assisted with the development, implementation and evaluation of the university’s HR policies and procedures related to hiring.

From 2006-09, Ms. Evans was the Associate Director of Recruitment, Retention and Staff Development in the Office of Information Technology at OU. She has also held HR positions from 2001-05 at OU before going to Holzer Clinic in Gallipolis as the Manager of Human Resources for a year.

Evans is an active member of CUPA-HR (College and University Professional Association for Human Resources).

Evans has two children, JT and Jorden.



Amanda Mullen

Amanda Mullen

Associate Dean of Students

Dept: Dean of Students Office



Office: Andrews Hall, Room 110

Degrees: M.Ed in Student Development in Higher Education with a concentration in Leadership Development and Students from the University of Maine; B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maine

Year appointed: 2010



The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX. Information regarding OCR can be found at: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html