Title IX Coordinators

NYIT is committed to providing a positive learning, teaching, and working environment for the entire community. As such, NYIT has appointed a Title IX coordinator and deputy coordinators to resolve complaints and address issues regarding gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities.

The coordinators’ responsibilities include: tracking and monitoring incidents, including sex discrimination and sexual misconduct; ensuring that NYIT responds effectively to each complaint; and, where appropriate, conducting investigations of particular situations. The Title IX support staff is knowledgeable about, and will provide information on, all options for complaint resolution. Together, they play an integral role in carrying out NYIT’s commitment to providing a positive learning, teaching, and working environment. 

Following is information about the coordinators’ roles and contact information, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and a list of additional resources. 

Title IX Coordinator

NYIT’s Title IX Coordinator is Carol Jablonsky, director of human resources; her responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX compliance, providing leadership to the Title IX support staff, and serving as the primary Title IX coordinator for employees.

Carol Jablonsky
Director, Human Resources
North House, Room 204
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: 516.686.1014
Email: cjablons@nyit.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinators

NYIT’s deputy Title IX coordinators serve as the primary Title IX coordinators for students:

Francy Magee
Dean for Campus Life, NYIT-Old Westbury
Harry J. Schure Hall, Room 208
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: 516.686.7996
Email: fmagee@nyit.edu

John Agnelli III
Dean for Campus Life, NYIT-Manhattan
26 W. 61st St.
New York, NY 11568
Phone: 212.261.1531
Email: jagnelli@nyit.edu

Mary Ann Achtziger
Associate Dean, Student Affairs,
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT
Serota Hall, Room 213
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: 516.686.3775
Email: maachtzi@nyit.edu

Gail Wasmus
Assistant to the Athletic Director/Volleyball Coach
Sports Complex, Room 104
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: 516.686.7447
Email: gwasmus@nyit.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I contact Title IX support staff?
Any student, staff, or faculty member, or applicant for admission who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of the Title IX Coordinator (faculty and staff) or the Deputy Title IX Coordinator (students and applicants).

If I contact Title IX support staff, will my confidentiality be maintained? 

NYIT will maintain the confidentiality of the complaint to the greatest extent possible, consistent with the law and NYIT’s goal of conducting a thorough and complete investigation. Efforts will be made to safeguard the privacy and rights of all persons involved.

Additional Resources 

NYIT Security:   
Old Westbury – Simonson House, 516.686.7791
Manhattan – 1855 Broadway, 212.261.1721
Central Islip – Building 66, Room 113, 631.348.3046

On-Campus Counseling Services

Counseling is available through the Counseling and Wellness Center at the following locations:

Old Westbury/Central Islip: 
Alice Heron Burke, M.A., LMHC
Senior Director, Counseling and Wellness
Harry Schure Hall, Room 208A
Phone:  516.686.7683
Email: aburke@nyit.edu

Joan O’Connor, CSAC, LMHC
Harry Schure Hall, Room 208B
Phone: 516.686.7703
Email: joconnor@nyit.edu

Manhattan: 
Lauren Rigney, M.S., NCC, CCMHC, LMHC
26 W. 61st St., Mezzanine
Phone: 212.261.1755
Email: lrigney@nyit.edu

Michael Schneider, LMSW
26 W. 61st St., Mezzanine
Phone: 212.261.1773
Email: mschne01@nyit.edu