Clark University has announced the appointment of Brittany Rende as the University’s new Title IX coordinator. Rende will be responsible for ensuring compliance with federal Title IX regulations in a campus environment where all students, staff, and faculty are safe from sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination. She will join Clark on Oct. 24.
“We are going to benefit tremendously from the deep experience and expertise that Brittany will bring to the University, in every aspect of Title IX,” wrote Danielle Manning, executive vice president, and Kendall Isaac, vice president and general counsel, in a message to the community. “She brings an impressive combination of coordinator, compliance overseer, investigator, and sexual assault trainer that will serve the University well as we enhance our Title IX efforts and move into an era of rapidly increasing regulatory oversight.”
Rende comes to Clark from her most recent position as Title IX coordinator at Westfield State University. Her accomplishments there include successfully securing a substantial grant through the Office of Violence Against Women to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Prior to assuming the role at Westfield State, Rende was administrator of the Title IX office at Worcester State University and ensured that the university’s Title IX Department was well-prepared to implement the 2020 Title IX final regulations. And for more than 10 years, she was a leader in athletics and recreation at Worcester State University and Fitchburg State University, where she also served as an administrative Title IX investigator and a member of the sexual assault violence education committee.
“I am so excited to become a Clarkie and to work with all constituents on how to best serve the campus community,” Rende said. “I look forward to working together to foster a safe and inclusive campus environment in which all can flourish.”
When not effectively managing complex Title IX cases and processes, Rende enjoys reading the latest bestselling fiction, hiking throughout New England, golfing, skiing, and exploring all the different bodies of water in the Northeast.
While Rende will not officially begin at Clark until Oct. 24, she will be on hand Thursday, Oct. 20, for an informal meet-and-greet in the Lurie Conference Room, 4:30–6:30 p.m. Members of the Clark community are invited to attend and connect with Rende about the vitally important work conducted in the Title IX office.