Nov. 2, 2005 • Volume 14 Number 5

LSOE Associate Dean Fulton New Harassment Counselor

Mary Ellen Fulton '75, associate dean in the Lynch School of Education, has been appointed the University's harassment counselor, Vice President for Human Resources Leo Sullivan announced last week.

Fulton began her duties officially on Tuesday, succeeding Associate Dean for Student Development Carole Hughes, who held the position for six years.

"This program has grown tremendously, thanks to the support of Leo Sullivan and other senior administrators," said Fulton, the Lynch School associate dean for finance, research and administration since 1997. Like her predecessors, Fulton will continue working at her full-time position while serving as harassment counselor.

"I was very honored to be appointed, because I believe this program is one of the best things we have at BC."

As harassment counselor, Fulton advises all parties in cases of alleged sexual, racial or other harassment on the job or in the classroom. She explains procedures used to confirm and resolve incidents of harassment, and works with University administrators to review grievances.

Fulton also heads the Harassment Resource Network, a group of volunteers across campus who are available to answer questions confidentially and discuss options for stopping an offensive situation or preventing one from forming.

A confidential hotline at ext. 2-0486 allows callers to reach Fulton directly with questions or grievances related to harassment in the workplace or classroom.

For more information on harassment policies and procedures at the University, including contact information for the Harassment Resource Network, see

-Sean Smith

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