Faculty and Staff: Title IX

What is Title IX?

NYIT is committed to providing a positive learning, teaching, and working environment for the entire community. As such, NYIT has appointed a Title IX coordinator and deputy coordinators to resolve complaints and address issues regarding gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities.

The coordinators' responsibilities include: tracking and monitoring incidents, including sex discrimination and sexual misconduct; ensuring that NYIT responds effectively to each complaint; and, where appropriate, conducting investigations of particular situations. The Title IX support staff is knowledgeable about, and will provide information on, all options for complaint resolution. Together, they play an integral role in carrying out NYIT's commitment to providing a positive learning, teaching, and working environment.

Following is information about the coordinators' roles and contact information, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and a list of additional resources.

Title IX Coordinator

NYIT's Title IX Coordinator is Cheryl Monticciolo; her responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX compliance and providing leadership to the Title IX support staff.

Cheryl Monticciolo
Director, Compliance & Title IX Coordinator
President's Office
Tower House, Room 106
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Title IX Support Staff

NYIT's deputy Title IX Coordinator for faculty and staff:

Carol Jablonsky
Senior Director
President's Office/Chief of Staff
Human Resources
North House, Room 202
Old Westbury, NY 11568

NYIT's deputy Title IX Coordinators for students:

Gabrielle St. Léger, Ed.D.
Dean for Campus Life, NYIT-Old Westbury
Student Activities Center, Room 208
Old Westbury, NY 11568

Ann Marie Klotz, Ed.D.
Dean for Campus Life, NYIT-Manhattan
26 W. 61st St.
New York, NY 10023-7692
Phone: 212.261.1531
Email: aklotz@nyit.edu

Mary Ann Achtziger
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT
Serota Hall, Room 213
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: 516.686.3775
Email: maachtzi@nyit.edu

Gail Wasmus
Assistant to the Athletic Director/Volleyball Coach
Sports Complex, Room 104
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: 516.686.7447
Email: gwasmus@nyit.edu

Paul Cavanagh
Assistant Dean, VIP
Independence Hall, Rm 106
Central Islip, NY 11722
Phone: 631.348.3169
Email: pcavanag@nyit.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I contact Title IX support staff?
Any student, staff, or faculty member, or applicant for admission who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator (faculty and staff) or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (students and applicants).

If I contact Title IX support staff, will my confidentiality be maintained?
NYIT will maintain the confidentiality of the complaint to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the law and NYIT's goal of conducting a thorough and complete investigation. Efforts will be made to safeguard the privacy and rights of all persons involved.

Additional Resources

NYIT Security:

  • Old Westbury: 516.686.7789
  • Manhattan: 646.273.7789
  • Central Islip: 631.348.7789

On-Campus Counseling Services

Counseling is available through the Counseling and Wellness Center at the following locations:

Old Westbury/Central Islip:

Alice Heron-Burke, M.A., LMHC
Senior Director, Counseling and Wellness
Student Activities Center, Room 307
Phone: 516.686.7683
Email: aburke@nyit.edu

Joan O'Connor, CSAC, LMHC
Student Activities Center, Room 305
Phone: 516.686.7703
Email: joconnor@nyit.edu


Michael Schneider, LMSW
26 W. 61st St., Mezzanine
Phone: 212.261.1773
Email: mschne01@nyit.edu