Title IX & CARES
Dean McCarthy’s responsibilities include the oversight of Title IX complaints and investigations, institutional policies, programs, student support, along with the development of prevention education and training. Prior to Pomona, McCarthy served as University of Illinois at Chicago’s Title IX Coordinator and for many years she served as the assistant director and, later, director of the Women's Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. McCarthy received her B.A. from Augustana College, her M.Ed. in counseling from Lynchburg College, and has been certified as a civil rights investigator.
Rita is responsible for the planning, coordination and implementation of training and other holistic education programs to help prevent violence on campus. She plays a key role in building and strengthening student leadership programs, namely, the CARES Peer Educators and the Project Sister Campus Advocates. Rita also serves as a Teal Dot facilitator and provides support to the CORE Blueprint Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development, a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and a Master of Arts degree in Social Justice Higher Education Administration.