I am pleased to announce that Andrea Hugmeyer has been promoted to the Assistant Dean of Students for Community Care and Inclusion. This is a new position in the Division of Student Affairs aimed at assisting in the creation of environments and initiatives that support students’ holistic learning and wellbeing, and the development of equitable, inclusive communities that foster student success.
Hugmeyer currently serves as the Director of the Gender Resource and Advocacy Center and as a certified Confidential Advocate. In these roles, she has enhanced the outreach and confidential support for student victims of gender-based violence, sexual violence prevention efforts and trans advocacy.
She was instrumental in the procurement of a $400,000 federal grant from the Oregon Department of Justice’s Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division that supports advocacy efforts and the development of the "GRAC", an inclusive and accessible space that provides students access to an array of information, resources, and assistance on topics related to sexual misconduct, gender identity and equity.
Under the supervision of Oli Muñoz, Dean of Students for Community Care and Inclusion, Hugmeyer’s primary roles will be to oversee the management of the Care Team and serve as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. In this capacity, she will assist in supporting students’ well-being and managing complaints related to sexual and gender misconduct. She will also assist in the development of initiatives, workshops and programs to enhance intercultural understanding and bias reduction.
Hugmeyer is currently a member of the Campus Advocate Cohort led by the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force. She has previously worked as an instructor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University and as an instructor and Assistant Director of Abby’s House Center for Equity and Gender Justice at Western Oregon University. Andrea received an Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Women’s Studies and Sociology from Oregon State University.
A search will soon be underway to hire a new Director of the Gender Resource Center/Confidential Advocate position. Until that time, Hugmeyer will continue with her current responsibilities and begin to transition to her new role as time allows until a new Director is in place.