Title IX, Civil Rights Equity and ADA Coordinator
Illinois Central College
Occupation: As Illinois Central College’s coordinator of Title IX, Civil Rights Equity and the American Disabilities Act, Pachaunce’ Allen-Walker protects students’ rights. She makes certain the college is in compliance with Title IX, the federal law prohibiting gender discrimination; the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), the federal law prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities; and that all students have equal access. She also selects and trains investigators who represent students who file complaints about Title IX, ADA, or equity issues.
Community Involvement: Ms. Allen-Walker serves on the board of Center for Prevention of Abuse and is a member of the NAACP, Women of Courage and Sister to Sister. She has volunteered with Liberty Middle School’s Parent-Teacher Organization and for other organizations in Springfield and Chatham.
Education: Associates of science, pre-law, Illinois Central College; bachelor of science, legal studies, University of Illinois-Springfield; master of business administration, University of Phoenix
Three things she’s passionate about: “My passion for the pursuit of equality, equity and inclusion among the underprivileged and underserved has literally paved the way for my career path. I am passionate about holistic approaches that incentivize our youth to achieve socio-economic success.”
Three favorite hobbies: Traveling, reading, writing short stories
Career influence or inspiration: “The civil rights’ aspects of my job come from watching my mother, Sherry Carter-Allen, tirelessly fight for workers’ rights, women’s rights and the preservation of organized labor.”
Inspirational quote: “Work is love made visible.” Poet Kahlil Gibran
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