Baylor Title IX coordinator resigns


Baylor has announced Patty Crawford, the university’s Title IX coordinator, has resigned from her role. Crawford, hired in 2014, was the first full-time Title IX coordinator at Baylor.

An investigation into the school made 105 recommendations for the university to improve its response to sexual assault complaints.

“Our understanding is that Patty was disappointed in her role in implementing the recommendations that resulted from the Pepper Hamilton investigation,” the school said in a statement Tuesday, via the Waco Tribune.

“The university is grateful for Patty’s leadership in establishing fair and equitable Title IX processes that are also supportive of the needs of survivors. We will always seek to continuously improve and are confident that the very capable Title IX staff will continue the important work of educating, supporting, and responding to the needs of those impacted by interpersonal violence.”

The findings in the report also led to the firing of head football coach Art Briles and school president Ken Starr.

Crawford steps down as two additional women have joined a Title IX civil rights lawsuit against the school, saying they were sexually assaulted while attending the university.

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