Flathead Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 may be referred to: Interim Title IX Coordinator, Karen Glasser, BH 152, kglasser@fvcc.edu, (406) 756-3841.

Contacts
Our campus has individuals on campus identified as a Title IX Liaison – a person who is available to support and refer students, staff, and/or faculty who are concerned about or want to report on incident of sexual harassment or assault.

  • Connie Hitchcock – Assistant Professor, Business
    Office: BSS 107 / Phone: 756-4329

  • Deb Huisentruit - Coordinator of Student Services
    Lincoln County Campus / Phone: 293-2721

  • Kelly Murphy – Director of Residence Life
    Office: Founders Hall / Phone: 756-4586

  • Peter Fusaro - Director of Trades and Industrial Arts
    Office: OT 108 / Phone: 756-3968

  • Ruth Wrightsman – Associate Professor, Biology
    Office: RH 132 / Phone: 756-3878

Investigators
An Investigator assists in resolving complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender-related violence including stalking and intimate partner violence, and protected class discrimination and harassment at the College. When a complaint is filed, the Title IX Investigator will conduct a prompt and thorough investigation. The Title IX Investigator acts as a neutral party in the investigation and provides a detailed, unbiased report regarding the findings of the investigation.

  • Denise Grabowski – Human Resources Partner
    Office: BH 151 / Phone: 756-3960

  • Brenda Hanson – Dean of Students
    Office: BH 114 / Phone: 756-3812

  • Chris Parson - Director of Continuing Education
    Office: AT 214 / Phone: 756-3839

Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator oversees the College’s efforts to comply with its obligations under Title IX. These responsibilities include coordinating any investigations of complaints received pursuant to Title IX and the implementing regulations. The Coordinator oversees the prompt investigation of Title IX complaints; reviews findings; reviews proposed remedies (including interim measures) necessary to address issues, eliminates any hostile environment, and prevents its reoccurrence; and serves as consultant to any disciplinary hearing panel where sexual harassment has been determined to have occurred to ensure the College’s compliance with Title IX.

  • (Interim) Karen Glasser – Executive Director of Human Resources
    Office: BH 152 / Phone: 756-3841

Resources
Campus Resource Officer:
Cory Clarke
Office: BSS 123 / Phone: (406) 756-4815

Flathead County Resource Guide