Teresa Clark Heads Title IX Post for Cedarville University

by Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations

Teresa Clark, associate professor of kinesiology, has been named the new Title IX coordinator for Cedarville University. The appointment begins August 15, 2014. Clark assumes the responsibility replacing Lisa Clifton, J.D., assistant professor of social work, who recently accepted a leadership position at Asbury College.

"I am honored to serve the University in this important responsibility,” said Clark after accepting the invitation from John E. Hart, Esq., general counsel for Cedarville University. “I see this opportunity as a platform to use the passion God has given me to assist the Cedarville family as it works through life situations.”

Clark has worked at Cedarville University since 1996, and in 2007 she was named the Faculty Member of the Year. In addition to her teaching, and now being the Title IX coordinator, Clark also functions as the faculty athletic representative.

Clark now teaches courses in the multi-age physical education major, the multi-age health education and coaching minors, as well as courses in the school of education. She is a member of the American Alliance for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and the Faculty Athletic Representative Association.

Clark also was a volleyball coach at Cedarville and is a member of the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. In 1998 she was named the Coach of the Year in the conference in which the Yellow Jackets competed.

Assisting Clark in her Title IX work are Robert Vaughn, J.D., assistant professor of criminal justice and associate university counsel, for training purposes, and John Davis, director of academic human resource services, in an investigative role. Individuals from athletics, student life, human resources, academic services, and public safety will also assist Clark in this role. Her coordinator responsibilities and the University's Title IX policies can be seen at cedarville.edu/TitleIX.

Clark earned a master’s degree in education from Indiana University (Bloomington) and a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cedarville University.

Prior to coming to Cedarville, she held faculty positions at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW), and Taylor University.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Inspiring greatness for more than 125 years, Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu.