Mark Pearce was selected following a nationwide search to serve as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Associate Chancellor for Institutional Equity and Compliance.
The appointment was announced on April 13 by Chancellor Ronnie Green.
Pearce has served as the Acting Associate of the Chancellor since August 20, 2021. He has served as a trustee and instructor at the law school since 2014, most recently as assistant dean for student affairs and administration.
“I look forward to Marc’s thoughtful leadership continuing to guide our Office of Institutional Fairness and Compliance,” said Green. “His background in social psychology and law, as well as his dedication to students, faculty and staff, will help the office continue to serve the needs of our campus community.
In addition to being director of Office of Institutional Equity and Compliancethe position oversees the university’s compliance with affirmative action, equal opportunity, civil rights and higher education laws – including title IXTitle VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act – and other federal and state laws. The position works directly with senior management to ensure that the university provides an ethical work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.
The position directs the administrative functions and operations of the Office of Institutional Fairness and Compliance. He is responsible for leading 12 staff employees, including the title of the university IX Coordinator and Americans with Disabilities Act/504 Compliance Officer.
“Our Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance strives to instill in our community a sense of accountability for legal responsibilities, integrity and respect for civil rights,” Pearce said. “I am thrilled to be part of this team of exceptional professionals and together we will continue to support our entire university community.”
A graduate from Nebraska, Pearce served as law clerk to Warren K. Urbom, senior judge of the United States District Court, for nearly 14 years.
Before joining the College of Law as assistant dean in 2014, Pearce served there as an adjunct instructor for legal writing for four years. Pearce has several years of experience teaching undergraduate psychology and litigation at the University of Nebraska and other institutions.
Pearce is a member of the Nebraska State 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.