Title IX Advisory Group Members

Below you will find bios for the Advisory Group Members for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Not all members are confidential resources, and those who are will be indicated by an asterisk.

Maggie Bahnson

SARN Representative

Maggie serves on St. Olaf’s Sexual Assault Resource Network (SARN). SARN advocates are one of the confidential sources on campus whose mission it is to provide support and resources to members of the St. Olaf community affected by sexual assault and domestic violence.

DeA Brown

REPRESENT Representative

DeA (no pronouns) is the Title IX student representative for REPRESENT, a student organization that serves BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) who identify within the LBGTQIA+ community. As a student representative, DeA hopes to represent and convey the voices of students who are too often overlooked.

Katherine Fick*

Associate College Pastor
P(507) 786-3287

Katie is an associate college pastor and has received training in pastoral care and counseling, as well as training related to being a confidential resource on campus. As part of the College Ministry Office, she meets with students on a variety of issues and has provided care for students going through Title IX processes at St. Olaf

Emily Foster

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach and Senior Women’s Administrator
P(952) 334-5728

Emily is the Head Women’s Volleyball coach and senior woman administrator (SWA) at St. Olaf. The designation of SWA is intended to encourage and promote the involvement of female administrators in meaningful ways in the decision-making process in intercollegiate athletics. The designation is intended to enhance representation of female experience and perspective at the institutional, conference, and national levels, and support women’s interests. The SWA will provide diverse points of contact on senior management teams for students and staff to bring issues or concerns.

Jodi Malmgren

Director of International & Off Campus Studies
P(507) 786-3375

Jodi is the appointed chair of the Title IX advisory group. She convenes the meetings of the advisory group, ensuring faculty, staff, and student representation. The group is charged with gathering feedback to inform St. Olaf’s ongoing review of its Title IX policies and procedures. In her role as Director of International and Off-Campus Studies, she communicates about students’ rights and responsibilities while off campus and supports students who experience sexual misconduct.

Burke MeaderBurke Meader (he, him, his)

Student Representative from It’s on Us

Burke serves as chair of the St. Olaf chapter of It’s On Us, a national sexual assault awareness campaign. He hopes to improve the St. Olaf community by making sexual misconduct a topic of discussion at every level of the administration while advocating for the needs of students.

Steve Romenesko

Assistant Director of Student Activities
P(507) 786-3999

Steve Romenesko (he/him/his) serves as the Assistant Director of Student Activities here at St. Olaf. In his role, he works with SGA, student organizations, and whatever else decides to walk through the door! Steve has been trained as a Restorative Justice facilitator and a Green Dot Certified Trainer. He has also participated in Mental Health First Aid courses and taken crisis response BEACON training from the HOPE center. He has utilized these skills in the past to train student populations on the impact of harm and power-based personal violence. He also has experience working with students in crisis from past work in Residential Life and serving on call for a college campus.