Meet the Team

The Office of Equity and Compliance staff are available Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. If you have questions, would like to make a report or need assistance, you may contact any of our staff listed below. If outside of office hours and in need of immediate assistance, please call 911 or contact the University Police Department at 907-786-1120.

Sara Childress, M.S.W.

Sara Childress in red button-up shirt
Sara Childress

Director of OEC, Title IX Coordinator, and 504 Coordinator
(907) 786-6086
sgchildress@alaska.edu

Neil Best, Ph.D.

Neil Best in blue blazer, salmon button-up, and glasses
Neil Best

Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Civil Rights Investigator
(907) 786-1535
nabest@alaska.edu

 

Benjamin Stevens, J.D.

Benjamin Stevens

Civil Rights and Title IX Investigator and OEC Webpage CM
(907) 786-4788
bjstevens3@alaska.edu

 Staff Training Information

  • Sara's Trainings
    • Exploring the Effects of the Cardona Decision on Cross-Examination and Live Hearings I September 2021 I TNG Consulting
    • Title IX in a Post Regulatory World I October 2020 I Grand River Solutions
    • Title VII Training | December 2019 | TNG Consulting 
    • Section 504 Coordinator Training and Certificate | January 2020 | TNG Consulting
    • Office of Civil Rights Title IX Regulations Training and Certificate | January 2020 | ATIXA
    • Title IX Coordinator Training & Certification | July 2018 |Academic Impressions
    • Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Investigation & Victim Interviewing | May 2018 | APSC
    • Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault | May 2018 | DVSA
  • Neil's Trainings
    • Exploring the Effects of the Cardona Decision on Cross-Examination and Live Hearings I September 2021 I TNG Consulting
    • Title IX in a Post Regulatory World I October 2020 I Grand River Solutions
    • ADA Basics Training | September 2020 | Burton Blat Institute 
    • Investigators Training and Certificate | July 2020 | Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    • Campus and the Courts | January 2020 | TNG Consulting
    • Title VII Training | December 2019 | TNG Consulting 
    • Civil Rights Investigator Training and Certificate, Level III | May 2019 | ATIXA
    • Civil Rights Investigator Training and Certificate, Level IV | January 2019 | ATIXA
  • Ben's Trainings
    • Exploring the Effects of the Cardona Decision on Cross-Examination and Live Hearings I September 2021 I TNG Consulting

 

Title IX Liaisons

There are Title IX liaisons at each satellite campus of UAA. The liaisons can assist by providing information on Title IX, including the reporting process and supports available. They can provide assistance in making a Title IX report to the Office of Equity and Compliance at UAA, or provide confidential resources available for their campus.

Prince William Sound College

Ana Hinkle
Director of Student Affairs
(907) 834-1612
amhinkle@alaska.edu

Kenai Peninsula - Kenai River

Sara Rinearson
Student Services Director/Registrar
(907) 262-0314
scrinearson@alaska.edu

Kenai Peninsula - Kachemak Bay

Reid Brewer
Director
(907) 235-1656
rsbrewer@alaska.edu

Kodiak College

Sandra Chichenoff
Administrative Assistant to the Director
(907) 486-1219
sdchichenoff@alaska.edu

Mat-Su College

Rebecca Steffenson
Director of Academic Affairs, Assistant Director of Mat-Su College
(907) 746-9316
rebecca.steffenson@alaska.edu