Sheetal Kale Named Director of Equity, Diversity and Chief Title IX Coordinator

In the role, Kale will reinforce the College’s dedication to the creation of a safe climate for all.

Sheetal Kale headshotSheetal Kale, Esq., has joined the Manhattan College administration as Director of Equity, Diversity and Chief Title IX Coordinator.

Reporting to the president’s office, Kale will work closely with the offices of Mission, General Counsel, Human Resources, Student Life, Enrollment Management, Admissions, and the Provost, serving as a primary resource to the broad campus community. She will provide leadership in the strategic planning of programs that support and promulgate an equitable, diverse and inclusive campus culture.  

Kale will also provide strategic vision and guidance in the development and administration of policies and procedures to promote compliance with Federal and State law, regulations and rules, including overseeing a robust education and training curriculum. In addition, she will administer investigations, adjudication, and appeals relating to discrimination and harassment complaints, including those by employees, students, and other protected groups.

Kale will also chair the Manhattan College Title IX Working Group, newly expanded to include additional faculty and staff representation, and will be designated as the official Title IX Coordinator for the College.

In this role, she will reinforce the College’s dedication to the creation of a safe climate for all community members, lead the College’s ongoing primary prevention efforts, coordinate resolution of all reports of sexual and related misconduct under Title IX, and spearhead efforts to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

Kale comes to Manhattan College from the Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles, California, where she was Director of Litigation. Her previous experience includes Assistant and Associate General Counsel roles at Barnard College and TCS Education Systems, respectively, where she oversaw student affairs, labor and employment matters. While at these institutions, she also worked on preventive measures in the areas of discrimination, unfair labor practices, and grievances, and conducted staff trainings in these areas.  

For five years prior to those appointments, she was a staff attorney at the New York City Commission on Human Rights, where among other duties she investigated complaints of discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations.

Kale received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.

By Pete McHugh