LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The newly appointed director of the University of Kansas’ new Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center says she is not daunted by the attention the school has received due to issues with sexual violence.
The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1PuqxMx ) reports that the school announced Jennifer Brockman’s appointment Wednesday, and that she will start her new job Jan. 20. She is currently the executive director of the University of Iowa’s Rape Victim Advocacy Program.
The University of Kansas is among universities that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights is investigating for their handling of sexual violence cases.
Brockman says that the attention is “energizing,” and that it presents the opportunity to place deserved national focus on sexual violence on campus and in communities.
Brockman is the new center’s first employee.