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Katie King

Institutional Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator

Katie King, JD

Phone: 315-464-9590

Email: kingkath@upstate.edu

750 East Adams Street, Jacobsen Hall, Rm. 705, Syracuse, NY 13210

The Institutional Equity Officer and Title IX Coordinator provides leadership within the Institution with respect to complaints of discrimination and harassment.  Katie’s responsibilities include the oversight and coordination of prompt, impartial and thorough investigation of allegations of protected class discrimination and harassment in violation of University policy.

Katie joined Upstate in 2020, with professional experience spanning the private, state and federal government sectors.   She earned her undergraduate degree and Master of Arts in Teaching degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and her Juris Doctor degree from NYU School of Law. 

 


Alexandra Gilbertson

Complaint Investigator

Alex Gilbertson

Phone: 315-464-9590

Email: gilbeale@upstate.edu

750 East Adams Street, Jacobsen Hall, Rm. 705, Syracuse, NY 13210

The complaint investigator provides members of the Upstate Community with information regarding SUNY Upstate’s anti-discrimination and harassment policies and internal complaint procedures.  As part of the investigation process, the investigator conducts interviews of all relevant parties including the complainant, the respondent, witnesses, students, and staff members, ensuring a fair, expedient and transparent investigation process for all parties.

Prior to joining Upstate in 2020, Alex worked in the field of investigations for county and state agencies. She is a graduate of SUNY Geneseo. 

 


Sean Patterson

Equity Assistant/Analyst

Sean Patterson, SHRM-SCP

Phone: 315-464-5234

Email: pattesea@upstate.edu

750 East Adams Street, Jacobsen Hall, Rm. 705, Syracuse, NY 13210

The Equity Assistant/Analyst provides general administrative and technical assistance and support to the office in the areas of project coordination, data analysis,  and other supportive duties.

Prior to joining Upstate, Sean worked in the field of Human Resource Management 20 years in a variety of industries.  He has earned a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Masters of Management from SUNY Polytechnic Institute and holds the Senior Certified Professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.

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