Patricia Scaglione, an investigator for Fordham’s Department of Public Safety, has been named the interim Title IX coordinator and director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance while a national search is conducted to replace Anastasia Coleman, who is leaving Fordham to return to the public sector. Ms. Scaglione will report to Tom Dunne, vice president for administration, in the interim position as of Monday, February 5, 2018.
Ms. Scaglione received her Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University in 1999, and her bachelor’s degree from John Jay College, CUNY, in 1993. She came to Fordham in 2015 after serving 20 years with the New York City Police Department as a patrol officer, police officer/attorney, patrol sergeant, and sergeant/attorney.
At Fordham, Ms. Scaglione investigated allegations of University Code of Conduct and Title IX violations, which included interviews of complainants, respondents, and witnesses; seeking and evaluating evidence; providing support, information, and comfort to victims of violent crime; and accompanying victims through the criminal justice system.
As a uniformed attorney with NYPD’s Legal Bureau, Ms. Scaglione supervised the Nuisance Abatement Unit, represented the police department at hearings and trials, and negotiated and approved settlements. She also served as the assistant deputy managing attorney for the department’s Vehicle Seizure Unit, and as an attorney in the Department Advocates Office, where she prepared and presented misconduct cases against uniform and civilian members of the NYPD to administrative law judges.
Ms. Scaglione will be assisted by Christopher Clark, FCRH ’14, and a staff assistant in the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. Mr. Clark, currently enrolled in the evening division at Fordham Law, has worked with students, faculty, and staff on developing key initiatives like increasing employee diversity, promoting equitable hiring practices, and educating the University community on important issues. He has conducted numerous trainings relating to University policies on Title IX and sexual misconduct and has helped investigate various issues of discrimination.
The University will announce the formation and composition of a search committee next week to fill the position permanently.