Human Resources


UMKC Title IX Coordinators/Deputy Coordinators

UMKC is dedicated to the safety and security of all our students, faculty and staff. The Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Coordinators are trained to receive complaints of sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence and sexual assault from students, faculty, or staff and will coordinate with each other, as well as Campus Police and other campus Administrators and Officials to ensure that any complaints are resolved in an appropriate manner. The office of Affirmative Action will provide the primary resource for the investigation of sexual harassment complaints and will coordinate with the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Campus Police to handle complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual violence and assault.

If you have a complaint against a UMKC student, faculty, staff member or visitor for sexual harassment and sex discrimination. Complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual violence and sexual assault will be coordinated with the Campus Police and Victims Services Adjudication Advisor.

The Equal Opportunity Investigator is responsible for Title IX compliance for matters involving students, faculty and staff, including training, education, communication, and administration of the Title IX grievance procedure for all complaints against a UMKC students, faculty, or staff.

Title IX Coordinator (Interim)

Jeff Traiger

Asst. Dean of Students

Health Sciences Building 1417

Kansas City, MO 64110


Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.


Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Michael Bates

Research Fellow

School of Law



Michael Garvin

Equal Opportunity Investigator

Department of Human Resources, Office of Affirmative Action



Tiffany Williams

Sr. Director Student Support Services

Division of Student Affairs



For Athletics:

Ursula Gurney

Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA

Intercollegiate Athletics



Complaints against UMKC Students and Employees in Athletics

If you have a complaint against a UMKC student, coach or administrator for sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or sexual assault, you may contact one of the offices listed above, or you may contact the Title IX coordinator for athletics, who will facilitate the handling of the complaint with the appropriate office.

Gender Equity in Athletics

If you have a complaint about gender equity in UMKC athletics programs, you should contact the Title IX Coordinator, who is responsible for Title IX Compliance in matters related to gender equity in UMKC athletics programs.

Title IX Contact

Jeff Traiger

Title IX Coordinator (Interim)

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