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Compliance Committee


Tarleton State University has charged the Title IX Compliance Committee to enhance communication and coordination within the university regarding Title IX incidents to strengthen compliance with Title IX requirements regarding discrimination, harassment, and related retaliation based on sex. As well as being charged with heightening awareness across the university regarding the types of discrimination and harassment prohibited by Title IX along with how to properly report complaints.

The committee reports to the Vice President for Student Life with the following membership: Title IX Coordinator (Chair); Assoc. VP for Student Life, Asst. VP for Employee Services, Athletics Compliance Officer, Violence Prevention Coordinator, the Judicial Affairs Officer, and the University Police Chief. Committee membership will also include a representative from University Compliance, Marketing & Communication, Academic Affairs, Outreach & Off Campus Programs, and a Title IX Investigator. Membership on this committee will remain permanent based on job responsibilities within their departments and to the University. Meeting frequency is monthly with additional meetings scheduled if situations arise that require their immediate attention.


  • Chair: Darren Keith, Title IX Coordinator
  • Laura Boren, Ex Official
  • Dr. Mike Leese, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Angie Brown, Assistant Vice President of Employee Services
  • Justin Boyd, Athletics Compliance Officer
  • Caris Thetford, Violence Prevention Coordinator
  • Dana Moore, Assistant Dean of Students/Judicial Affairs
  • Matt Welch, Chief of Police
  • Susan Barkley, University Compliance
  • Daphne Hunt, Marketing & Communications
  • Dr. Dwayne Snider, Associate Vice President – Academic Affairs
  • Dr. Mike Haynes, Executive Director, Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Bill Alexander, Campus Survivor Advocacy