Title IX at Central

Central College does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, genetic information (for employees), or any other characteristics protected by law. Central College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to Central College’s Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer.

Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer

Peggy Fitch

Title IX Coordinator and Equity Officer, Emeritus Professor of Psychology
Maytag Student Center 211A
641-628-5249  |  TitleIX@central.edu or fitchp@central.edu
812 University Avenue, Campus Box 023
Pella, IA 50219

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Alicia O'Brien

Senior Associate Athletic Director
Kuyper Gym & Field House 2100H

Paula Ryan

Director of Human Resources
Central Hall 1A

Kristi Leonard

Assistant Dean of Students
Maytag Student Cntr

Julie Palm

HR Generalist - HRIS/Recruiting
Central Hall 1A


Training Materials for Title IX Coordinator and Grievance Process Pool

By law (34 CFR, Part 106), institutions that receive federal financial assistance are required to make available to the public materials used to train Title IX Coordinators and others involved in the grievance process for Title IX complaints. Central College uses the expertise and services of the following external partners to train the Title IX Coordinator and members of the Grievance Process Pool. The materials posted for each partner summarize and reflect the content of the training provided; as such, they comply with the requirements of the law.

Ahlers and Cooney, P.C.

Association for Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)