Tennessee appoints commission to review Title IX programs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro has announced the members of a special independent commission to review the Title IX programs at each of the schools in the University of Tennessee system.

Members of the commission include Washington attorney Stanley Brand, University of Connecticut Title IX coordinator Elizabeth Conklin, Sports Law Associates president Janet Judge and Nashville-area attorney Bill Morelli.

DiPietro had announced in July he would appoint this commission when Tennessee reached a $2.48 million settlement of a Title IX lawsuit filed by eight unidentified women who said the school fostered a “hostile sexual environment” through a policy of indifference toward assault complaints against athletes.

The commission will hold its initial meeting Nov. 17 and will make a report to DiPietro within six months later.

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