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Office for Equity & Inclusion

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Mission

To foster an environment at Niagara University where teaching and learning occur in a respectful, welcoming community. 

To ensure that issues of harassment, discrimination and sexual misconduct are addressed in a timely and effective manner that does not tolerate retaliation.

To assist the University in its commitment to foster and sustain a working and learning environment where each member of the community can succeed.

Office for Equity & Inclusion

Megan Altman-Cosgrove

Megan Altman-Cosgrove

Title IX Coordinator

Phone:
7162868314
Office Location:
O'Shea Hall B27, PO Box 2034, Niagara University, NY 14109

Megan Altman-Cosgrove (mcosgrove@niagara.edu) is the Title IX Coordinator for Niagara University. Prior to joining the staff at NU as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Megan served as the Assistant Director of Residence Life/ Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Daemen College in Amherst, NY. She obtained her bachelor's in Art Education (K-12) and master's in Leadership and Innovation from Daemen College. She brings extensive experience in Title IX work, investigation processes, adjudication, social justice practices, conflict resolution and training expertise. 

Yolanda Wood

Yolanda Wood

Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Phone:
716.286.8324

Yolanda Wood (ywood@niagara.edu) is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Niagara University. Prior to joining the staff at NU Yolanda served as the Academic Counselor in the NUOP Program at Niagara University and Chief Diversity Officer/Director of Diversity and Inclusion at D'Youville College. She obtained a master's degree in education and a master’s degree in mental health counseling. She is currently working on her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. Yolanda brings over 15 years of higher education experience to the position.  

Brandi Parker

Executive Assistant

Phone:
716.286.8423
Office Location:
O'Shea Hall B27, PO Box 2034, Niagara University, NY 14109

Brandi Parker (bparker@niagara.edu) serves as the Executive Assistant for Institutional Research, General Counsel, Title IX Coordinator and Office for Equity & Inclusion. Prior to joining the staff at NU, Brandi was a Niagara student who obtained her bachelor’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice and master’s in Criminal Justice Administration. She has an extensive professional background in civil litigation and insurance.

Maren Geiger

Maren Geiger

Student Employee

Maren is a current NU student and resident of Buffalo, NY who will graduate in spring 2022. She is pursuing degrees in both Political Science and International Studies, with minors in law and jurisprudence and Spanish. Maren will also have a micro-credential in humanitarian assistance. She is part of the Niagara University Women's lacrosse team and the peace action group on campus. Maren states she chose to work in the OEI to "provide both a student perspective and to help ensure that the experiences of victims are heard and awareness is spread."