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After 20 years inside higher education, Christine helps colleges, universities, and secondary schools stay in compliance with regulations.

With a primary focus on Title IX, as well as equal opportunity requirements, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Section 504, and the Clery Act, Christine counsels higher educational institutions. She assists with policy drafting and implementation, especially as regulations change, and she regularly provides training to internal teams, hearing officers, and investigators. She also assists clients with internal investigations.

Christine began her legal career as a litigator who became increasingly interested in alternative forms of dispute resolution: more than ten years in the courtroom convinced her that litigation was rarely beneficial for either party, and she enrolled in the University of Missouri’s LL.M. program to gain a more thorough understanding of dispute resolution options. Her new degree led to a teaching position at Marquette University, and she was then offered a role as the university’s Title IX coordinator.

Enthusiastic about how much higher education offers to students and energized by the campus environment, Christine pivoted her practice to a focus on civil rights compliance. She went on to direct institutional equity and compliance at Wichita State University and to serve as institutional equity officer, equal opportunity officer, and Title IX coordinator at the University of Oklahoma. Her work at the universities included leading civil rights, Title IX, ADA, and Clery Act compliance; implementing and overseeing trainings; and authoring university-wide policies and procedures.

Clients greatly value Christine’s time inside higher education institutions: she understands their world firsthand, she knows campus culture, and she readily grasps the subtleties of any situation. She’s known as well for her flexible thinking and her ability to find multiple solutions to most matters. Most of all, Christine is known for making clients feel heard, not just listened to, and for taking the time to gather every last detail.




  • Marquette University College of Professional Studies Excellence in Service Award


  • LL.M., University of Missouri School of Law
    • Dispute Resolution
  • J.D., Valparaiso University Law School
  • B.S., Iowa State University


  • Wisconsin

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
    • Title IX Coordinator 1, 2, 3, & 5 Certifications
    • Title IX Investigator 1, 2, 3, & 4 Certifications
    • Hearing Officer and Decision-Maker Training and Certification
  • Higher Education Risk Management Certification Institute
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Mediators
  • Led University of Oklahoma's civil rights and Title IX compliance efforts, and ensuring compliance with university policies and regulations, state statutes, and federal laws regarding Title IX, equal opportunity, civil rights, affirmative action, and Clery Act compliance.
  • Restructured and rebuilt University of Oklahoma's Institutional Equity Office.
  • Revised University of Oklahoma's Grievance Procedures for Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct to comply with the Department of Education's Title IX Regulations and best practices.
  • Implemented mandatory online Sexual Assault Prevention Training for all students, and Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training for all employees.
  • Led Wichita State University's Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and provides strategic leadership of institutional efforts to ensure ongoing compliance with university policies and regulations, state statutes, and federal laws regarding Title IX, equal opportunity, civil rights, affirmative action, Clery Act compliance, and the Annual Fire and Safety Report.
  • Authored Wichita State University's Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation Policy to comply with the Department of Education's Title IX Regulations.
Outside the Office

Christine and her husband are sports and music fans who enjoy attending professional and collegiate sporting events and concerts. When they travel, they aim to attend at least one live music event to hear a local artist.

They also enjoy trips out West, where Christine skis while her husband snowboards.

In-House Counsel Experience
  • University of Oklahoma; Institutional Equity Officer, Equal Opportunity Officer, & Title IX Coordinator; 2021-2024
  • Wichita State University; Executive Director, Institutional Equity and Compliance, 2020-2021; Director, Institutional Equity and Compliance, 2018-2020
  • Marquette University, Title IX Coordinator, 2015-2018