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Title IX

Who to Call


Marlynn R. Jones, Esquire
Director, Equal Opportunity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator

In March 2019, Marlynn joined UNF after serving as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Florida International University for two and a half years, and as an NCAA Division I Compliance Officer for 15 years. Her primary role is to coordinate UNF’s efforts to comply with and carry out the university’s responsibilities under Title IX, implementing regulations, coordinating the investigation of all discrimination complaints, monitoring the hiring and selection of faculty and staff, providing training for the university community, compiling the State of Florida Equity Report and the federal Affirmative Action Plan and using the data from those reports to help departments prepare proactive recruitment strategies for faculty and students. Marlynn oversees the university Title IX Committee and serves on the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Committee and the ADVANCE team for the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

She is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bar Associations, Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc’s Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism, a master of science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and a juris doctorate from the University of Miami, where she was a member of Iron Arrow (the university’s highest honor), Bar and Gavel (the law school’s highest honor), and the Roger Serino Award recipient for her class presented to the outstanding third-year law student. 

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Fantei Norman
Title IX and Civil Rights Investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator

In August 2009, Fantei a joined UNF as a Welcome Desk Receptionist in Housing and Residence Life. Fantei joined the EOI staff in August 2017, as an EOI Specialist and was promoted to Coordinator in February 2020. She was promoted to her current position in December 2021. Her primary role is in conducting investigations, and facilitating training opportunities on Title IX, Title VII and Diversity and Inclusion for the UNF community. In addition, Fantei is the primary contact for the EOI website and social media accounts. She is the EOI liaison with the College of Arts & Science, Coggin College of Business, Center for Instruction and Research Technology, Housing and Residence Life, LGBTQ Center, and UNF Online.

Fantei serves as President for UNF African American Faculty and Staff Association. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville University and a master’s degree from Texas Christian University. Fantei is also currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education (EdD) degree program in educational leadership at UNF.

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Leslie Hicks
EOI Investigator

In April 2022, Leslie joined UNF as an EOI Investigator. Leslie is a Jacksonville University alumna. Leslie most recently worked as a federal contractor investigating Title VII claims for the federal sector and previously worked with the Jacksonville Human Rights Commission. Her primary role is conducting investigations. In addition, Leslie is the EOI liaison with the College of Education & Human Services, Continuing Education, Honors College, Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Florida Institute of Education, Graduate School, and Student Organizations.

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Courtney Monts

In October 2022, Courtney joined UNF EOI as a Coordinator. However, his journey at UNF began years prior culminating in both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. As a student, Courtney gained invaluable experience working within Student Government, Osprey Productions, and the Office  of Planning and Budget. These experiences helped provide Courtney the opportunity to begin his professional career at UNF in the College of Education and Human Services in December 2018 and then transitioned to the Office of Records and Registration before joining the EOI team. 

Courtney’s interactions with the UNF community are evident through either his current or prior service with Parking Advisory Council, Presidential Excellence Awards Committee, Student Conduct Board, UNF African American Faculty and Staff Association, and USPA Staff Affairs Committee.

Title IX Committee


Marlynn Jones

Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Marlynn R. Jones, Esq.



Administration & Finance
Deputy Title IX Coordinator 
Ms. Rocelia Gonzalez


Donna Kirk

Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Donna Kirk


Rachel Winter

Student Affairs
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Ms. Rachel Winter


Deb Miller

Academic Affairs
Deputy Title IX Coordinator  
Dr. Deb Miller


Jennifer kane

Faculty Association
Dr. Jennifer Kane


Justin Sorrell

General Counsel
Mr. Justin Sorrell


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Human Resources


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President's Office


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Student Athlete
Ms. Ahley Kephart


Jocelyn Posos

Student Accountability & 
Ms. Jocelyn Posos


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Student Government


Teresa Nichols

University Development 
and Alumni Engagement 
Ms. Teresa Nichols 


Adam Brown

University Police Department
Mr. Adam Brown

Campus Security Authorities

(CSAs) are mandated under federal law to report crimes and their locations per the Clery Act, but not investigate or determine whether an incident is actually a crime. For a list of positions designated as CSAs, please see UNF Policy 1.0120P, titled Campus Safety and Security Reporting.

"Responsible Employees"

Are required to promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, as defined in Sexual Misconduct Regulation (1.0050R), by or against any student, employee, contractor or visitor to the Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Region IV (Ala., Fla., Ga., Ky., Miss., N.C., S.C., Tenn.)

Atlanta Federal Center, Suite 3B70
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
(404) 562-7886 (for non-privacy related inquiries)