Notable Women in Education: Kristen Kreple

Title IX Coordinator / Marquette University

  • Category: Notable Women in Education
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 7
  • Undergrad degree/university: BA Political Science and Government/University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Graduate degree/university: Juris Doctor/University of Wisconsin School of Law

As Marquette University’s Title IX coordinator, Kristen Kreple leads the university’s efforts to create and foster a gender-equitable environment for its faculty, staff and students. 

Kreple has been instrumental in evaluating and creating measures to maintain and reinforce Title IX protections for Marquette’s community members, according to Marquette Title IX deputy coordinator Cara Hardin.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded educational institutions. 

These efforts include: overseeing the complete restructure and implementation of Marquette’s sexual harassment and discrimination policies in compliance with changes in federal law; providing supportive measures to those reporting sexual harassment and discrimination; facilitating the grievance process that guarantees a prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee sex and gender harassment and discrimination complaints; and ensuring that all Marquette constituents are aware of their rights under Title IX.

“Kristen has dedicated her professional career to advancing civil rights and gender equity in higher education,” Hardin said.

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