Leader of KU office that investigates sexual violence, discrimination resigns; new director appointed

photo by: Journal-World File Photo

In this file photo from Oct. 24, 2016, Shane McCreery, Title IX Coordinator and director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access at the University of Kansas, is pictured in his office.

Shane McCreery, director of the University of Kansas’ Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, has resigned after serving less than two years in the role, KU confirmed Monday.

McCreery, also the university’s Title IX coordinator, has taken a job with a school district in the Chicago area, KU spokesman Andy Hyland told the Journal-World. His last day with KU’s IOA was July 18.

Josh Jones, a former associate director of IOA, will serve as director and oversee day-to-day administration of the office, Hyland said. He said Jones was appointed interim director after the resignation of former IOA director Jane McQueeny in October 2015. McCreery replaced McQueeny as director in September 2016.

Jones will be the third person to lead IOA since its launch in May 2012. The office is charged with investigating and adjudicating complaints of discrimination at KU, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

The Journal-World was unable to reach Jones on Monday.

“We are confident the office will handle this transition well, and will be sending a message to campus with more information at the start of the fall semester,” Hyland wrote in an email.

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