Title IX Coordinators and Team Members

The Simmons Title IX team includes community members trained to support students, faculty, and staff impacted by sexual harassment. These individuals can help provide support and connect you with resources. In particular, the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators, working with other members of the Title IX Team, will ensure a timely, effective, impartial, and consistent response to all reports of sexual harassment.

The Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for overseeing the University's Title IX compliance program. This includes overseeing the University's response to reports of conduct that could trigger the Simmons Sexual Harassment Policy. The Title IX Coordinator is able to meet with any individual seeking information about the University's policy or looking to get connected with resources. The Title IX Team, including any Deputy Title IX Coordinators, and/or other qualified members of the Simmons community, will assist, as necessary, with these efforts. Anywhere the Title IX Coordinator is listed as a designated point of contact for any role in the Sexual Harassment Policy, they may designate a Deputy Title IX Coordinator or other qualified member of the Simmons community to assume the role at issue, as necessary and appropriate.

Title IX Coordinator

Sara Simberg
Assistant General Counsel and Title IX Coordinator
Location: Main College Building (Building A), Suite A-230
Phone: 617-521-3289
Send Sara Simberg an email

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Rae-Anne Butera
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Student Experience
Phone: 617-521-2117
Send Rae-Anne Butera an email

J. David Hollinden
Interim Vice President of Human Resources
Location: MCB, Suite A-230
Phone: 617-521-3812
Send J. David Hollinden an email

Additional Title IX Team Members

Gretchen Groggel Ralston
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Location: MCB, Suite A-230
Phone: 617-521-2768
Send Gretchen Groggel Ralston an email

Suzanne Leonard
Professor, The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities
Location: MCB, A-350G
Phone: 617-521-2544
Send Suzanne Leonard an email

Erica Schuling
Director of Athletics and Recreation
Location: Simmons University Sports Center
Phone: 617-521-1037
Send Erica Schuling an email

Additional University Reporting Source

Public Safety
617-521-1111 (emergency)
617-521-1112 (non-emergency)
1 Palace Rd, Suite B-104, Boston, MA 02115.