BYU Student Life Vice President Julie Franklin announced the hiring of David Rasmussen as the university’s new Title IX coordinator. He began his tenure in late August after serving as the interim director since February.
“David is capable, caring and well-prepared to serve students who find themselves in very challenging circumstances,” Franklin said. “We are fortunate to have a person with his talents and skills as the Title IX coordinator.”
Rasmussen worked as a deputy Title IX coordinator since August 2021. Prior to joining the Title IX Office, Rasmussen spent more than a decade working in compliance in athletics programs at BYU, Pennsylvania State University, San José State University and the University of Utah.
Rasmussen earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from BYU and a J.D. from Penn State.
He replaces Tiffany Turley Bowcut, who spent six years in that role. Bowcut currently works for BYU Athletics as the assistant athletic director for employee experience.
“I appreciate Tiffany’s compassionate leadership,” Franklin said. “She made significant contributions to the university during her time as the Title IX coordinator, including leading substantial efforts to formulate and implement changes to campus policies on sexual harassment and misconduct.”
The Title IX Office is dedicated to promoting equitable treatment by coordinating the university’s efforts to prevent and respond to gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
Learn more about its role in increasing awareness about gender equity, Title IX regulations and university policies at BYU by visiting titleix.byu.edu.