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New Equal Opportunity/Title IX director announced

Raúl Sánchez brings an impressive resume to the position and will begin Nov. 1.

By Lindsey Coulter

September 25, 2018

Raul SanchezFollowing a thorough search process that netted multiple highly qualified candidates, Metropolitan State University of Denver has selected Raúl Sánchez, J.D., as the new director of the Office of Equal Opportunity/Title IX. He will begin his new position Nov. 1.

Sánchez earned his bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University before continuing his education at Stanford University, where he earned an M.A. in Latin American studies. After serving as a Rotary Graduate Fellow at Cândido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro, he received a juris doctorate from Harvard Law School and started his career as a law clerk for the Colorado Supreme Court in 1986.

Prior to accepting the director position, Sánchez was an instructor in the Executive MBA program at Carson College of Business at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. His higher-education experience also includes serving as equal-employment-opportunity/affirmative-action officer and Title IX coordinator at Union County College in Cranford, N.J., where he also was interim vice president for administrative services and interim executive assistant to the president. He is also a former senior director for Title IX and risk management for Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, N.Y., and a current member of the Association of Title IX Administrators.

Sánchez is bilingual and has lived, worked and/or studied in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Spain and Central America. He has published extensively, with a focus on human-rights issues in Central and Latin America and along the U.S.-Mexico border. He has also held several advisory council positions, including serving on the board of directors for the Idaho Humanities Council and on the advisory board of the Center for Economic and Social Rights.

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