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Equity and Compliance

Equity and Compliance

Meet the Staff

 
 

Precious Green Gunter
Director of Equity, Ethics, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator

Precious GunterPrecious holds a B.S. in Human Resource Management from the University of South Carolina and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from North Carolina Central University School of Law where she served as a Senior Editor of the Law Review. While attending law school, she participated in the Criminal Prosecution Clinic and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic where she mediated domestic violence, child support, and criminal misdemeanor cases in District Court. Precious was admitted to practice law in the state of North Carolina in 2010. After obtaining her law license, she was an Adjunct Ethics Instructor for Virginia College and worked as a Staff Attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina for almost five years. During that time, she gained a lot of litigation experience in several areas of law, primarily, domestic violence, sexual assault, and employment. Additionally, she served on several boards and assisted with developing sexual assault and domestic violence trainings for victims, community organizations, and employees of the police department.

In her current role as Director and Title IX Coordinator, she is the designated Chief Compliance Officer for the University overseeing the University’s compliance and ethics program. She is also in charge of coordinating the University’s efforts to adhere to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. She also chairs the University’s Title IX and Diversity and Inclusion Committees to ensure the University remains compliant. Additionally, she assists with programming and trainings to promote education and awareness throughout the university community. 

Precious is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She has also received a certificate for completing The National Association of College and University Attorneys’ Title IX Coordinator Training.

Fun facts about Precious:  She lived in Germany for three years and her favorite color is purple. 

 


 

Katherine Hernández Navarro
EO Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Katherine HernandezKatherine Hernandez is the Diversity and Inclusion Manager for the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. She joined OIEC in October 2015.  She had previously worked at FGCU at the Office of the General Counsel. Ms. Hernandez graduated from Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Spain with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics, with emphasis on translation and interpreting.  She then moved to France where she completed a master’s degree in Spanish, with emphasis on scientific translation and interpreting and research at Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour.  Since finalizing her studies in translation and interpreting, she has wroked as freelance translator and consultant for several international companies. In 2009, Katherine moved to the Dominican Republic, where she started her career in higher education working at the Dean of Students Office at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE).  Ms. Hernandez later joined the School of General Studies and the Department of Athletic and Cultural Development as faculty member and trainer for foreign languages, literature, and culture & civilization classes.  In 2012, she started working as Assistant to the Dean of International Affairs, creating classes and programs for incoming international students, as well as for students going abroad, assisting with contracts & agreements with international partners, and preparing data and reports, such as the Global Compact Annual Report.

Katherine loves her work at FGCU and is deeply committed to advancing Diversity and Inclusion initiatives that will make FGCU an even more inclusive and diverse campus for all  students, faculty, and staff. In her role as Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Katherine coordinates all aspects of the Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program for the entire FGCU campus comminity. She also works on putting together trainings and sessions to educate and raise awereness on diversity and inclusion related issues, as well as organizing activities and other events for OIEC. In this role, she also assists the Director with annual reports, such as the Affirmative Action Plan and the Equity Report, as well as discrimination & bias investigations.

Katherine is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and has completed The National Association of College and University Attorneys’ Title IX Coordinator Training. 

Fun Facts about Katherine:  She is a Francophile, loves to travel to see new places and enjoy ethnic cuisine, and spends her free time spoling her maltese puppy, Kai.

 

 


 

Jessica Homer
Assistant Director & Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Jessica Homer

Jessica holds a B.A. in Political Science and a M.S. in Leadership and Organizational Change from Regis College in Massachusetts  as well as a J.D. from the University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Jessica worked in higher education, serving as the Director of Student Leadership and Programming at Regis. In that position, she oversaw the entire Student Affairs programming model and student training efforts, including facilitating Undergraduate Orientation, and training the Resident Assistants.  Some of her favorite presentations covered topics regarding race, bias, influence, and understanding privilege.

Jessica’s legal studies were dedicated to Labor and Employment law. Through her first summer and second year of law school, she investigated claims of discrimination for the Louisville Metro Human Relations Commission. Jessica was the recipient of the Florida NELA Fellowship between her second and third year of law school, where she worked to help potential plaintiffs in their claims of workplace discrimination and harassment on the east coast of Florida. Much of Jessica’s work focused on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1973, and the Florida Civil Rights Act. Jessica also took special interest in working with public employees in the state of Florida. Jessica will continue to utilize this experience in her current role at FGCU. In her current role, she assists the Director in Ethics, Equity, and Compliance based investigations. Additionally, she will assist the Diversity and Inclusion manager to train the broader campus community on Equal Opportunity as well as Diversity and Inclusion programs.

Jessica is a licensed attorney in the state of Florida, and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional through the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. She has also received a certificate for completing The National Association of College and University Attorneys’ Title IX Coordinator Training.

Fun facts about Jess: She loves standup comedy and terrible science fiction movies- the bigger the spider or more mechanical the shark the better! She also loves her elderly dogs.

 


 

Emily Nanna
EEO InvestigatorStaff Member Emily Nanna

Emily holds a B.A. in History, B.A. in Literature and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining the OIEC, Emily worked in Student Affairs for 7+ years. As a graduate student, Emily worked with living learning communities and academic initiatives/faculty in residence in housing, national scholarship & fellowship advising, and student-athlete academic advising. After graduate school, Emily worked in residence life at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where she oversaw a new construction community, worked with RAs, and on-boarded a new residential program for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After UNCG, Emily continued her work in residence life at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. working with upper class students, student staff training and development programs, and collaborating with campus & community partners. At Georgetown, Emily became involved in identity and inclusion work, which led her to the OIEC.

In the OIEC, Emily assists the Director with sexual assault, sexual harassment, and discrimination investigations under Title IX, Title VII, and other State and Federal civil rights laws. She also assists with presentations, trainings, and programs across campus with the rest of the office.

Fun facts about Emily: She loves coffee and cheese (but not together), has gone to barre classes for 5+ years, and has a rescue beagle, Molly.