CONTACT: CHARLES S. DRUM
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0048; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 14, 2001
Jennifer Modestou to serve as interim director of UI Affirmative Action
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jennifer Modestou will serve as interim director of the
University of Iowa Affirmative Action office beginning July 1, when current
director Susan Mask departs. A search for a new director is currently under
Modestou has a B.A. degree in political science from the University of California
at Berkeley. She came to the UI in 1992 and has served as program associate
with the UI Affirmative Action office since 1995.
The Office of Affirmative Action reports directly to the president of the
UI and oversees all facets of the university's affirmative action program.
It helps develop policy statements, helps set departmental hiring goals and
creates the programs to attain them. It designs systems to report and measure
the effectiveness of programs. It investigates and resolves complaints of
discrimination and sexual harassment and leads educational workshops on a
variety of workplace issues, such as affirmative action, valuing diversity,
disability awareness, and sexual harassment prevention.