University host of panel Thursday on sexual assault

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LAWRENCE — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has invited the University of Kansas community to a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, to continue the conversation on how to work together as a community to confront sexual assault.
The discussion will be 4:30-6 p.m. in The Commons. The panelists will be Jeffrey S. Vitter, executive vice chancellor and provost; Tammara Durham, vice provost for Student Affairs; Nathan Thomas, vice provost for Diversity and Equity; Jane McQueeny, Title IX coordinator and executive director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Equity; and Ralph Oliver, chief of KU police.
The panel will begin by addressing questions that have recently been posed by the community and in the media. Audience members will be invited to submit their own questions at the beginning of the event as well. Anyone in the KU community may also submit questions in advance through the chancellor’s website at
Thursday’s discussion will be the latest of several recent discussions in The Commons that encouraged local involvement in national issues, from the questions raised in Ferguson, Missouri, to free speech intersecting with social media.