Pacific University Welcomes Jessica Brown As New Title IX Coordinator

Pacific University is pleased to announce Jessica Brown as its new Title IX coordinator. Brown,
who has been serving as deputy Title IX coordinator for the university since January 2022, started her new role on July 1, 2022.

Jessica BrownBrown’s previous experience includes serving as director of Educational Equity, Title IX and Section 504 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., and as a civil rights investigator at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. In her previous roles, she conducted investigations of complaints alleging sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic, as well as oversaw campus wide prevention education and policy development.

She has extensive experience in development and management of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and Section 504 grievance policies and processes from intake and investigation through resolution. In addition, she has also been responsible for sexual violence education and training for campus partners and community.

Prior to working in higher education, she began her legal career as a judicial law clerk in Pike County, Pa., and worked in criminal defense. Brown earned a juris doctorate degree from Penn State Law and holds a bachelor’s of music from Florida Southern College.

Pacific University is committed to a community where all may learn, work and live in an environment free from harassment and discrimination. As Title IX coordinator, she will be responsible for responding to, addressing and resolving reports, concerns and issues related to gender discrimination and sexual harassment. She can be reached at,

For more information regarding the work of the Title IX Office, or to file a report of sexual harassment or gender discrimination, please visit the Title IX website at

Pacific University would like to thank Cherie Scricca for her service as interim Title IX coordinator the past year and assisting in Brown's transition to her new role.

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022