Human Resources


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on gender in educational institutions which receive federal financial assistance. Title IX also prohibits sexual harassment, which includes sexual assault and violence.  Programs and activities which may be included are: admissions, recruitment, financial aid, academic programs, athletics, housing and employment.  Title IX also protects male and female students from unlawful sexual harassment in school programs and activities.

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…”
20 U.S.C. § 1681

McMurry University has designated Lecia Hughes, Director of Human Resources to serve as its Title IX Coordinator.  The University has also designated Cammie Petree, Senior Woman’s Administrator, as well as, Vanessa Roberts Bryan, Dean of Students to serve as Deputy Title IX Coordinator respectively.  They have been charged with monitoring compliance of Title IX and addressing Title IX concerns and complaints.  They are responsible for receiving and investigating complaints of sexual harassment, including sexual assault and sexual violence.

Individuals with questions, concerns or a complaint related to Title IX may contact the university’s Title IX Coordinator and/or Title IX Deputy Coordinators:

Title IX Coordinator:
Lecia Hughes, M.Ed., LPC
Director of Human Resources
1 McMurry University #87
Abilene, TX 79697
Phone: 325-793-4998
Fax: 325-793-3831

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Cammie Petree
Senior Woman’s Administrator
Head Volleyball Coach
1 McMurry University #188
Abilene, TX 79697
Phone: 325-793-4638
Fax: 325-793-4659

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Vanessa Roberts Bryan
Dean of Students
1 McMurry University #716
Abilene, TX 79697
Phone: 325-793-4861
Fax: 325-793-4680

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX.  Information regarding OCR can be found at