Marc Pearce has been selected to take an interim position as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Associate to the Chancellor for Institutional Fairness and Compliance.
The appointment was announced on August 20 by Chancellor Ronnie Green. Pearce has been a Director at the College of Law since 2014, most recently as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Administration. Pearce replaces Jake Johnson, who recently accepted a position at Southern Utah University.
“Marc has shown exceptional leadership and dedication in his work supporting our students at the College of Law,” said Green. “I am confident that his training in social psychology and the legal profession will help our Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance continue to meet the needs of our university community during this time of transition.”
In addition to being director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, the position oversees the university’s compliance with affirmative action, equal opportunity, civil rights and higher education laws – including the title IX, Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act – and other federal and state laws. The position also works with senior management to ensure that the university provides an ethical work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
The position leads the administrative functions and operations of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. He is responsible for leading 10 staff employees, including university title IX coordinator and coordinator of the American Disabilities Act.
“Institutional Equity and Compliance office staff are committed to integrity and strive to instill in our community a sense of responsibility for legal and ethical responsibilities,” said Pearce. “I am delighted to join this team of exceptional professionals. “
A graduate of Nebraska, Pearce served as legal assistant to Warren K. Urbom, senior judge of the United States District Court, for almost 14 years.
Prior to joining the College of Law as Assistant Dean in 2014, Pearce served as an Assistant Professor in Legal Writing for four years. He also has several years of experience teaching undergraduate psychology and litigation courses at the University of Nebraska and other institutions.
Pearce is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, Robert Van Pelt’s American Inn of Court, the Lincoln Bar Association, and the American Psychological Association. He graduated from Nebraska’s College of Law in 1999 and received a doctorate in social psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008.
Details on the Chancellor’s associate’s search for institutional fairness and compliance will be announced.