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Alumnae teachers bring compliance experience to the RU campus

Radford University alumnae Josie Loomis '07 and Lisa Pluska '07 will return to campus to offer their professional perspectives in a presentation titled "Equality in the School System: Title IX and Compliance."

The event, sponsored by the RU Center for Gender Studies, will take place on Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Heth Hall Room 22. All members of the university community are welcome. 

Loomis and Pluska will be speaking about the responsibilities of a compliance officer as related to complaint procedures within the school system. Title IX of the Civil Rights Act prohibits harassment of students or employees based on sex, gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, or genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law, or based on a belief that such characteristics exist at school, or any school sponsored activity. The presentation will also provide information on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Loomis obtained her M.S. and Ed.S. in School Psychology and is the Director of Special Education and Student Services in Floyd County. After working as a school psychologist for three years, she returned to RU to complete the administration program in Educational Leadership and has spent four years in administration.

Pluska obtained her Educational Leadership certificate from Radford University in 2007 and is the Assistant Superintendent in Floyd County. Pluska will graduate with her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2014.

The mission of the RU Center for Gender Studies is to provide the entire Radford community with the knowledge and experience that allows for intelligent and informed choice and communication regarding gender issues.

Feb 4, 2014