Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Coordinator oversees the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Title IX Coordinator works with University administration, departments, students, faculty, staff, campus police, and other support services to ensure that University policies and programs foster a campus community free of gender discrimination and harassment (sexual misconduct). Additionally, the Title IX Coordinator has designated Deputy Title IX Coordinators to assist with University response to these issues. Staff in the Title IX Office have received specialized training in responding to disclosures of sexual and gender-based harassment and discrimination and can offer supports to help you continue with your work or studies.

Click here to learn about your reporting options and to submit an online reporting form.

Click here for more information about supportive measures.

Click here to access ATU's Title IX Resource Guide.


Title IX Coordinator

Amy N. Pennington
Associate Vice President/Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator
233 Doc Bryan Student Services Center
1605 Coliseum Drive
Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 968-0407


Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Melissa Riffle
Director of Human Resources and AA/EEO Officer
Brown Hall, Suite 434
(479) 968-0583 ext. 2200

Stacy Galbo*
Assistant Dean for Student Conduct/Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Investigator
233 Doc Bryan Student Services Center
(479) 964-0583 ext. 4714

Mitzi Reano*
Project/Program Specialist and Deputy Title IX Coordinator-Ozark Campus
Technology and Academic Support Building, Room 154
(479) 667-2117 ext. 6532

Ashlee Leavell
Assistant Dean for Student Wellness and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Doc Bryan Student Services Center, Suite 141
(479) 968-0302

*Employee also serves as an Investigator.