We are excited to share that on November 6, 2018, Gwaina Wauldon, joined the University of Hartford as Executive Director of Equal Opportunity Programs and Title IX Compliance. Gwaina serves as the University’s primary equity compliance officer as well as the University’s official Title IX Coordinator. Gwaina has the primary responsibility for leading efforts to comply with federal, state and local laws, regulations and agency guidance as it relates to civil rights, allowing the University to provide an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Gwaina is responsible for managing, coordinating, investigating and responding to equal opportunity grievances and Title IX complaints. Gwaina coordinates equity and Title IX efforts including the development, implementation, and monitoring of appropriate disclosures, policies, procedures and practices designed to comply with federal and state statues, regulations, and case law. Gwaina will also serve as chair the University’s Compliance Committee.
Prior to joining the University of Hartford, Gwaina was the Director of Student Accessibility Services and the Title IX Coordinator at the University of Bridgeport. In her previous role, Gwaina provided leadership, guidance and oversight in support of the University’s Title IX and ADA obligations under a variety of federal and state laws, as well as institutional policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct and retaliation.
A native of Buffalo, New York, Gwaina earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she served as Administrative Editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. Gwaina was the winner of the Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition and was also a member of the law school's Moot Court Board. Gwaina holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo. Gwaina is licensed to practice law in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
The University of Hartford strictly prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, pregnancy, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability, physical disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law in the administration and operation of, or access to, its educational programs. The University of Hartford is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment.
Complaints of Harassment or Discrimination should be made directly with the Executive Director of Equal Opportunity Programs, Gwaina Wauldon. Her office is located on the third floor of the Beatrice Fox Computer and Administration Center (CC) Room 327. Ms. Wauldon can also be reached by campus email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 860.768.4281.