Wednesday July 14, 2021 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Considerations In Your Work

Community and higher education leaders share what is important to know regarding Sexual Violence and Prevention in work environments and why. Session topics include ways in which Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has impacted the implementation of safe campus initiatives, understanding what information should be disclosed if public records requests involve title IX cases,  proactive prevention measures and assessing risks with minors on campus, how sexual and gender identities relate to sexual and domestic violence, along with an opportunity to review and discuss title IX and clery cases under the new regulations.

Join us for the entire virtual conference or select sessions. All UW System employees are welcome to attend the event.


This event is open to UW System employees only.


 Sexual Violence and Prevention Conference schedule
9:00-9:30 AM

While the conversation around providing a safe collegiate environment, free from gender-based violence and discrimination, has intensified in recent years, the impact on marginalized populations is undeniable. As our conversation progresses, we will look at ways in which Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion has impacted the implementation of safe campus initiatives.

9:30-10:15 AM

Citizen access to public records is a cornerstone of government transparency and is critical for maintaining trust in public institutions. Hand-in-hand with providing access to public records, records custodians have the responsibility of knowing in what circumstances information should not be disclosed. This presentation will cover the basics of Wisconsin’s Public Records Law with a focus on Title IX considerations.

10:30 AM-Noon
Noon-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00-2:00 PM

This presentation will focus on holistically evaluating risks posed to minors. Though historically youth protection has consisted around abuse prevention, recent mental health statistics, the Covid-19 Pandemic, and the unrest of our nation has shown that there are more risks posed to our youth other than abuse. Historically trainings have focused on what to do after something has happened, however; this presentation will focus on not only assessing the risks but proactive prevention measures.

2:15-3:45 PM

This session will provide an understanding of the importance of sexual and gender identities as it relates to sexual and domestic violence. We will also discuss strategies and practices individuals and agencies can do to mitigate any barriers to services.

3:45-4:00 PM



Warren R. Anderson, Ed.D. 

System Senior Equity Diversity, and Inclusion Officer

Warren Anderson was appointed System Senior Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer (SSEDIO) for the UW System in 2021. Warren leads the development and implementation of a systemwide strategic vision that ensures an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment throughout the University of Wisconsin System. To ensure that the System is meeting established benchmarks, his priorities are to develop a systemwide vision for EDI, expand access, expand EDI training and development, implement continuous assessment, and to increase transparency around EDI progress at the campus and System levels. Warren has over 20 years of experience providing leadership and guidance on issues related to college access, student engagement, diversity, and student affairs at the secondary, post-secondary and graduate education levels. He has his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, an M.Ed. in Multicultural Education from Eastern University, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Widener University. Prior to his role as SSEDIO, he served as the Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at UW-Eau Claire.

Dr. Anderson serves on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA).

Prenicia Clifton

Director of Youth Protection and Compliance


Prenicia Clifton is a native of Kansas City, Missouri and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has nearly two decades of precollege and youth programming experience. She currently serves as the Director of Youth Protection and Compliance for the University of Wisconsin-System. She is a Certified Praesidium Guardian, Certified Behavioral Interventionist as well as a Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer. Her experiences in program development abroad has given her strengths in youth protection, program development and compliance, as well as best practices for addressing youth protection policies at the institutional level. Currently she is a member of the Higher Education Protection Network founder of the Big Ten Youth Policy Consortium.

Sarah E. Harebo, J.D., M.Ed.

Director of Title IX and Clery Compliance and Investigations

Sarah E. Harebo joined the Office of Compliance & Integrity in May 2019. Prior to joining the UW System, she served as the Director of Equal Opportunity for the University of Maine System where she was responsible for equal employment opportunity, Title IX, ADA/504, and Affirmative Action compliance. Before that, she served as the Title IX Coordinator and Institutional Equity Officer at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Prior to her work in higher education, she worked as a staff attorney at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence and at the YWCA Domestic Violence Legal Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and her Juris Doctor at the Pennsylvania State University – Dickinson School of Law. Sarah also holds a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.

Katie Patten

Records Officer and Public Records Coordinator

Katie Patten joined UW System Administration’s Office of General Counsel in April 2018 and became a member of the Office of Compliance & Integrity when it was formed in 2019. Katie Serves as Records Officer and Records Custodian for System overseeing public records requests and records management issues, as well as providing guidance and support to the UW campuses. Katie previously worked for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources from 2013 to 2018, the last three years as the agency’s lead coordinator on public records issues; developing new policies, procedures, and tracking mechanisms for public records requests.

Katie graduated from UW Madison in 2011 with a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Studies. She also completed a Post Baccalaureate Paralegal Degree from Madison Area Technical College in 2013.

Angie Rehling

Prevention Coordinator, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Angie Rehling (they, them, theirs) is a Prevention Coordinator at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA). They received their bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UW-Whitewater and their master’s degree in Social Work from George Williams College. They worked at OutReach LGBTQ Community Center for 10 years as the Program Director, overseeing and directing programming that supports and uplifts the LGBTQ communities. They have worked at since November 2019, providing training and technical assistance to various partners and stakeholders across the state on the prevention of sexual violence, as well as providing supportive, empowering, and comprehensive survivor-centered services. Angie is passionate about shifting our cultural narrative around sexual violence, and helping people understand the connection of racism and other forms of oppression to sexual violence.

Thomas L. Stafford

Senior System Legal Counsel

Tomas L. Stafford served as General Counsel for the University of Wisconsin System from October 2010 to December 2017.  He currently serves as a Senior System Legal Counsel.  Tom graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1988 with a B.A. degree, and earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota in 1991. After law school, he was in private practice for two years with Winthrop and Weinstine, P.A. in St. Paul, Minnesota. Tom then served as counsel to the Higher Education and Commerce Committees of the Minnesota State Senate. Prior to joining the UW System Office of General Counsel in 2000, Tom was an Assistant Attorney General with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and represented the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) System. His principal areas of practice include employment, student life, Title IX, and general education matters.

Cody Warner

LBGTQ & Youth Program Director, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin

Cody Warner (he, him, his) is the LGBTQ & Youth Program Director at End Domestic Abuse WI. Graduating at UW-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Human Services. After college, he worked for 5 years as the Youth Services Coordinator at Family Advocates, Inc. coordinating all children and family services needed for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and all trainings & events revolving around healthy relationships; intimate partner violence and sexual assault. His work at the statewide level now includes providing training and technical assistance to domestic violence and sexual assault agencies throughout WI, engaging those agencies to have comprehensive services for families and LGBTQ identified victims and survivors. He strives to create safe and brave spaces for youth and for LGBTQ identified folks to build leadership in the movement to end gender-based violence. Cody is passionate about helping agencies and people understand the importance of engaging youth, the importance of representation in services, and addressing the root causes of violence to end oppression in all forms.