January 17, 2018


SUBJECT:    Appointment of Elena Dalcourt as Interim Director for OPHD/Title IX Officer

I am pleased to appoint Elena Acevedo Dalcourt to serve as the Interim Director of the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD)/ Title IX Officer, effective January 17, 2018. Ms. Dalcourt has been with OPHD at UC San Diego since 2013 as a Complaint Resolution Officer (investigator) and manages a high volume of investigations involving students, staff and faculty, including sexual and relationship violence, sexual harassment and all forms of bias-related harassment and discrimination. She serves on task forces implementing UC system-wide policies and state laws. In addition, she designs and implements education, training and prevention programs relating to university non-discrimination policies. She is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law where she served on the California Law Review and Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice. Prior to joining UC San Diego, she was General Counsel for ViPR, LLC, a Staff Attorney with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, and an associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton, LLP.

OPHD's mission is to educate the UC San Diego community about issues of bias, harassment and discrimination and to assist with the prevention and resolution of these issues in a fair and responsible manner. OPHD works to resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment through formal investigation or alternative resolution; explains and clarifies university policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment and retaliation; collaborates with other UC San Diego offices in resolving complaints; and offers a variety of training programs and workshops in the prevention of sexual violence, sexual harassment and all forms of discrimination for students, faculty and staff.

I thank Jennifer Broomfield for her service as Director. A national search for a permanent replacement for the OPHD/Title IX Director will be conducted.

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Pradeep K. Khosla