VP Rue to lead Title IX panel on Capitol Hill

Wake Forest Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue, in her office in Reynolda Hall, Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

Next week, Vice President for Campus Life Penny Rue will lead a panel discussion on sexual assault on Capitol Hill.

On Jan. 25, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and NASPA, the leading association for student affairs professionals, will be hosting a forum with university presidents and campus life staff entitled “How Do We Address Sexual Assault in the New Congress?” AASCU and NASPA are bringing in several university leaders to Capitol Hill to discuss the challenges of addressing sexual assault on university campuses.

Rue, who has broad responsibility for the safety and well-being of Wake Forest students and their education outside the classroom and currently serves as the Public Policy Division Chair of NASPA, will lead a panel focusing on the topic of Title IX.

In 2015, she testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce Training about “Preventing and Responding to Sexual Assault on College Campuses.”

“For student affairs professionals nationwide, effectively addressing sexual assault and gender-based violence has been a priority for decades because of our genuine care for the health, safety and well-being of our students,” she testified (video).