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

Interim Director, Office for Equity & Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator

Phone:
716.286.8314
Office Location:
O'Shea Hall B27, PO Box 2034, Niagara University, NY 14109

Megan Altman-Cosgrove (mcosgrove@niagara.edu) is the Interim Director for the Office for Equity & Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator & Civil Rights Officer. Prior to joining the staff at NU, 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. 

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."

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.

Title IX and Civil Rights Investigators

Katie DeCecco

Assistant Director of International Student Services

Phone:
716.286.8360

Kim Fenton

Director of Residence Life

Phone:
716-286-8566

Dr. Diane Halm

Faculty Fellow, English

Phone:
716.286.8455

Derek Puff

Director of Recreation, Intramural, & Club Sports

Phone:
716-286-8055

John P. Sauter, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Phone:
716-286-8062

Shannon Stott

HRIS Specialist, Human Resources

Phone:
716.286.8692