Who We Are

 

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is located in North Office Building A (NOA on campus map), Fourth floor, Suite 4.302.  The NOA building is located at 101 E. 27th St. (on the corner of 27th St. and Wichita St.).

Please contact us at our main number 512-471-1849 or email equity@utexas.edu

Katherine Antwi Green

Katherine Antwi Green, J.D.
Assistant Vice President, Deputy ADA Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
katherine.antwi.green@austin.utexas.edu

As the Assistant Vice President of the Office of Institutional Equity, Katherine Antwi Green facilitates and monitors effective strategies to advance a diverse and inclusive University; provides leadership on matters related to equity, diversity, respect, and inclusiveness for all members of the University community; and leads the efforts of the Office of Institutional Equity in its four functional areas:  institutional equity, education and development, University community outreach, and compliance and assessment.  In her role as Assistant Vice President, Katherine also serves as the University's Deputy ADA Coordinator as well as the University’s Deputy Title IX Coordinator.  As Deputy ADA Coordinator, Katherine manages employee ADA requests for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and teams with campus partners to ensure matters involving accessibility are addressed appropriately and in a timely, effective, and efficient manner.  As the Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Katherine collaborates with the Title IX Coordinator to ensure institutional compliance with all related laws and regulations.   

Before joining OIE in 2008, Katherine was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Texas System.  Previously, she worked as general counsel for the Texas Commission on Human Rights and as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Texas.  Katherine received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and her law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law in Washington.

Brett Lohoefener

Brett Lohoefener, J.D.
Associate Director
brett.lohoefener@austin.utexas.edu

Brett Lohoefener, Associate Director, oversees the University’s equal employment opportunity (eeo) investigations process.  In this capacity, Brett investigates and facilitates the positive resolution of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), hostile work/learning environment, retaliation, consensual relationship, sexual misconduct, and whistleblower retaliation related complaints.  Mr. Lohoefener also prepares the University’s responses to eeo investigations initiated by governmental agencies, and serves as a liaison between the University and external eeo authorities, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  In addition, Mr. Lohoefener provides eeo related trainings and serves as a consultant to University faculty, staff, students, and departments regarding equity issues.  Mr. Lohoefener also helps administer the University's ADA accommodation process for faculty and staff.  

Prior to joining UT-Austin, Brett was a litigation associate for five years at a law firm in New York City, where he specialized in complex commercial litigation and government investigations.  Brett earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in North Carolina, and his law degree from Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C.

 

David Alvarado
David Alvarado

Program Coordinator and Paralegal
d.alvarado@austin.utexas.edu

Mr. Alvarado, Program Coordinator and Paralegal, oversees the office's daily operations, including investigation complaint intake triaging, maintaining internal databases, scheduling of appointments and meetings, and maintaining office budgets.  In addition, Mr. Alvarado serves as the initial point of contact for employee ADA workplace accomodation requests and helps coordinate the University's ADA areasonable accommodation interactive process. 

Keneshia Colwell
Administrative Associate
keneshia.colwell@austin.utexas.edu

Ms. Colwell, Administrative Associate, helps guide the office's daily operations, including processing and triaging incoming complaints and ADA accommodation requests, maintaining the office's internal databases, and scheduling of appointments and meetings.  In addition, Ms. Colwell serves as an initial point of contact for the office.