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Title IX

Title IX Coordinator

Any student, faculty, or staff member who has concerns about gender discrimination, including any concerns pertaining to sexual violence, is encouraged to contact Carthage’s Title IX Coordinator.

Carthage’s Title IX Coordinator provides information, guidance, and other resources to address sexual violence and gender discrimination. A Title IX Coordinator can discuss a community member’s general concerns, respond to a report of sexual violence, or answer questions about the disciplinary process for sexual violence.

Carthage also designates three other individuals to assist/support the Title IX coordinator in his/her work to fulfill compliance efforts. Those designees are listed below.

Any one of the following individuals can be chosen to discuss any concerns or to create a report. You may also choose to speak to a confidential resource.

Title IX Coordinator

 Sandra Siira

Sandra Siira
Director of Human Resources
Lentz Hall Ahrens Room, third floor

Sandra Siira has accumulated 20 years of HR experience in a diverse mix of organizations. She came to Carthage in 2016 from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, where she was the director of human resources. Before that, she had leadership roles with FedEx, Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corporation, and technology firm Magnetek.


  • Master in Human Resources and Labor Relations — University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • B.A. in business management and professional communications — Alverno College, Milwaukee

Title IX Coordinator Designees

Professor Catherine Lau

For Athletics

Cassie Lau
Assistant Professor of Accounting and Finance, and Economics
Faculty Athletic Representative

Clausen Center Room 222


Chris Grugel

For Employees

Chris Grugel
Instructional Services Supervisor
Acting Title IX Coordinator Designee for Students
Hedberg Library Room 212



Abigail Heinrichs


Abigail HeInrichs
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness
Title IX Coordinator Designee for Students
Lentz Hall 431