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Find contact information and offices with official authority to assist in Title IX matters. Our caring staff is here to help you - and keep it confidential.

Title IX Officials with Authority

The 2020 Title IX Regulations allow post-secondary institutions, such as Lincoln University, to decide which of its employees are Officials with Authority. An Official with Authority (OWA) means an employee of the university given authority to address and correct sexual harassment and /or retaliation on behalf of Lincoln University. Notice to any Official with Authority conveys actual knowledge to the institution.

Lincoln University has determined the following employees as Officials with Authority to implement corrective measures for sexual harassment and/or retaliation.

  • Dean of Students
  • Academic Deans
  • Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Administration and Finance
  • Vice President of Campus Culture
  • Vice President for Advancement, Athletics and Campus Recreation
  • Coaches & Athletic Staff

 Notice results whenever an Official with Authority:

  • witnesses sexual harassment.
  • hears about sexual harassment or sexual harassment allegations from a complainant (i.e., a person alleged to be the victim) or a third party (e.g., the complainant’s parent, friend, or peer);
  • receives a written or verbal complaint about sexual harassment or sexual harassment allegations;


Shawnda Hayes-Dunnell, M.S.
Assistant Dean of Judicial, Title IX and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator
303 Young Hall
820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
P: 573-681-5495

Lincoln University Dean of Students
303 Young Hall
820 Chesnut Street,
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 681-5478

Vacant, Assistant Dean of Students

Ft. Wood Nursing Program
Truman Education Center
4904 Constitution Ave. Suite 9
Fort Leonard Wood, MO 65473
Phone: (573) 329-5160

Ms. Megan Titus, Nursing Program Coordinator 

Residential Life and Housing
303 Young Hall
820 Chesnut Street,
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-681-5478

Vacant, Director of Residential Life and Housing

Thompkins Health Center
822 Lee Drive
Jefferson City, MO  65101
Phone: 573-681-5476      

Courtney Groce, MEd, Director - Health Services

Student Engagement/Student Activities
210 Scruggs University Center
819 Chesnut Street,
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 681-5036

Lincoln University Athletics Department
202 Jason Gym
Jefferson City, MO 65101
P: 573-681-5953

Fred Holmes, Associate Athletic Director for Compliance & Student Success

Lincoln University Military & Veteran Services
B11 Young Hall
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 681-5353

Adrienne Allen, Military & Veteran Services Coordinator

Cole County Prosecutors Office Victims' Advocate
Phone: (573) 634-9180

Lincoln University has a counselor on staff with Student Health Services located at the Thompkins Health Center that can be reached at (573) 681-5164.  The campus counselor is available during normal office hours on weekdays between 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Counseling and support services available to victims who choose counseling and support outside the university system are listed below.

External Counseling Services:

External Organization

Phone Number

Behavior Health Unit (SSM)

(573) 761-0458


(573) 635-8822

Capital Region Medical Center

(573) 632-5560

Pathways Community Based Health CBH (Compass)

(573) 634-3000

Pathways (CBH) Crisis Hotliine (after hours)

(800) 833-3915

Planned Parenthood

(573) 443-0427

Rape and Abuse Crisis Service (RACS) Hotline

(573) 634-4911

St. Mary's Health Center (SSM)

(573) 634-5303


Please note that services from external sources can be held confidential and some external sources can be contacted 24 hours a day such as the Rape and Abuse Crisis Service (RACS) Hotline


Online Resources: 



Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Assault and Sexual Violence

US Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Stalking Resource Center