Director, Office of Equity and Inclusion / Title IX Coordinator, Sam Houston State University
Jeanine Bias-Nelson has spent her entire professional career in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs. Currently, she serves as a resource for advisement and consultation on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion. Her responsibilities include providing leadership to investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, and other civil rights violations as well as develop and facilitate university wide training programs and activities related to Title IX, Title VII, and other Equal Employment Opportunities/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) laws and regulations.
Jeanine’s passion for social justice, civic engagement, and student development has motivated her throughout her career spanning almost 20 years. She has a wide range of experience and expertise in multiple areas of higher education including admissions, recruitment, leadership development, advising/mentoring, event coordination, diversity, compliance, and policy development/implementation. Jeanine is recognized as a subject matter expert and consultant in several topics including organizational change, hiring (and retaining) underrepresented groups, unconscious bias training, and inclusive best practices.
Originally, from San Antonio, TX, Jeanine is a proud alumnus of Sam Houston State University and Texas Southern University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration degree respectively. She is also Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), Certified Diversity Trainer (CPT).