Meagan Counley has been named interim Title IX coordinator within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance.
Announced Dec. 16 by Chancellor Ronnie Green, the appointment is effective Jan. 3. Counley will replace Tami Strickman, who has been named associate vice president for institutional equity at the University of Michigan.
Strickman has served as associate to the chancellor for equity and compliance as well as the university’s Title IX coordinator since 2016. Prior to coming to Nebraska, Strickman worked for 14 years as a prosecutor in Chicago, specializing in sex crimes, domestic violence and juvenile justice.
“Tami has been an invaluable member of our leadership team, providing necessary guidance regarding highly sensitive issues,” Green said. “She brings an incredible depth of knowledge and professionalism to the table. I’m sad to have Tami leave Nebraska, but I look forward to watching her help a Big Ten colleague build momentum toward greater inclusivity.”
Strickman is making the move to be closer to family and for the opportunity to lead Michigan’s recent investment into and reconfiguration of its Office of Institutional Equity.
“My work at Nebraska has been an incredibly rewarding experience, but it’s time for me to take on new challenges,” Strickman said. “Chancellor Green and other university leaders have been extremely supportive. Any successes we’ve had in my tenure are directly tied to their commitment to creating an inclusive and safe environment on campus.”
Nebraska’s leader of institutional equity and compliance is responsible for all matters involving allegations of discrimination under Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the American Disabilities Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.
During her tenure, Strickman expanded the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance staffing. She also served on the chancellor’s diversity committee and the University of Nebraska system’s compliance committee.
Counley has served as the university’s deputy Title IX coordinator and as a senior investigator since 2016. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas.
“Meagan’s experience on campus and in law enforcement is a good mix to step into this expanded role,” Green said. “I’m thankful for her willingness to lead our Title IX office.”
Counley began her career in law enforcement in 2011 with the Lawrence Police Department in Lawrence, Kansas. Her law enforcement career included assignments to patrol and juvenile investigations.
“I am looking forward to working closer with university leadership during the search for a new associate to the chancellor for equity and compliance,” Counley said. “My goal is to extend the same level of excellent service and support the campus community received under Tami’s leadership.”
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will conduct a national search to fill the associate to the chancellor for equity and compliance position. Details will be announced.