ELKINS - Amy Kittle, Title IX coordinator at Davis & Elkins College, was awarded a full scholarship from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) to attend the professional organization’s training conference January 24-28 in Orlando, Fla.
Kittle was selected for the competitive award based on her application that included various questions on the role of Title IX professionals.
At the conference, Kittle participated in training and certification courses which focused on practical skills and skill building through case study and scenario discussions. As a result, she earned certification as an ATIXA Level II Title IX Coordinator, adding to her certification at Level I and as a Level I and II Civil Rights Investigator.
“ATIXA trainings are simply the best,” Kittle says, adding that she plans to continue building on her levels of certification. “ATIXA’s founders and the faculty they employ are excellent and are recognized national leaders in the field. Title IX administration is a rapidly evolving area. Continuing the certification process will allow me to stay abreast of new guidance and legislation and institutionalize best practices at Davis & Elkins College.”
A professional association for school and college Title IX coordinators and administrators, ATIXA offers members a professional collaboration to explore best practices, share resources and advance the worthy goal of gender equity in education. As part of the collaboration, Kittle participates in dialogue and contributes resources to other ATIXA members.
In addition to the recent training conference, Kittle attended the ATIXA National Conference in October 2015.
Kittle holds a Master of Science degree in adult education and a graduate certificate in higher education administration and student affairs, both from Indiana University at Bloomington, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in language arts education from Glenville State College.
She is also an active member in West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information & Services’ (WVFRIS) Intercollegiate Council Against Sexual Violence, a network of higher education professionals throughout the state. She is currently collaborating with WVFRIS to establish a statewide network specifically for Title IX coordinators.
Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.