The Compliance Office is open and available to help. At this time, we are not available for walk-in meetings, but you can schedule a meeting or share a concern by completing our online reporting form or by emailing a staff member.
The Compliance Office works to support a healthy learning and working environment for all students, staff and faculty. By overseeing the College's non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies and initiatives, our goal is to create a learning and working environment that is safe, respectful and productive.
Our office is composed of the Deputy General Counsel, Compliance Supervisor/Title IX Coordinator and two Compliance Officers.
Please explore our website to learn more about what we do, including educating and training our College community and providing information about supportive resources. If you would like to share a concern related to discrimination, sexual harassment and/or retaliation, please complete our secure online form: https://cscc.edu/complianceconcern
Renee Byers, J.D., B.A.
Deputy General Counsel
Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Ohio Dominican University and a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Renee has worked in Human Resources for most of her career, working at the Department of Administrative Services/Office of Collective Bargaining then working at the Ohio State Highway Patrol. At the Patrol, she served as the Human Resources legal advisor on a variety of topics, including labor relations, employee discipline and due process, ADA, FMLA, civil liability and EEOC/OCRC issues. She also was a certified instructor for the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission (OPOTC) and taught legal courses at the Highway Patrol Training Academy. After leaving the Patrol, she worked for the Ohio School Boards Association for almost 10 years doing labor relations consulting work for Ohio public school districts. Renee also was an adjunct instructor at Ohio Dominican University for more than ten years.
In 2014, Renee started her career at Columbus State as the Director of the newly formed Office of Equity and Compliance and the college’s Title IX Coordinator. In 2021, she was appointed Interim Deputy General Counsel and in 2022, that role became permanent. As Deputy General Counsel, Renee helps to lead the Compliance and the Legal Office.
"Our offices support every aspect of the important work of Columbus State, from contract compliance, overseeing college litigation and managing public records requests to supporting our students and employees by working to foster a healthy, welcoming and respectful learning and work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.”
Joan Cook, M.S.S.A., B.A.
Title IX Coordinator
She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science Degree in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Joan has worked in a variety of educational settings with a focus on cultivating an environment where everyone is respected and has the ability to make informed decisions about their conduct and exercising their rights.
Her past work includes facilitating psychoeducational groups for adults with mental health and substance use disorders, developing career training programs for young adults, providing soft skills training and teaching behavioral accountability, writing sexual misconduct and other civil rights-related policy and procedure and Title IX experience. Joan sees her role as supporting the successful work and education of all those affiliated with the College by preventing and addressing inequity under College policy.
"Everyone with a relationship to the College plays a part in making Columbus State a great place to learn and work. I want to support all those affiliated with the College by being accessible even when there isn't a major problem. Feel free to contact me or others on the team to request training or talk through a question or concern."
Jolene Broshious, M.Ed., B.A.
Senior Compliance Officer
Jolene holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Psychology from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Education Degree in College Student Personnel from Ohio University. She has worked in higher education since 2013 in functional areas including residence life, academic advising and advocacy. Jolene is a member of the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA) and is invested in professional development opportunities that allow her to best anticipate and respond to the diverse needs of Columbus State students, staff, and faculty.
Jolene serves as a member of Columbus State's Wellbeing Advisory Committee and is a mentor for Women's Connection.
“My philosophy is that all members of the Columbus State community should be well-informed of their rights and options, responsibilities, and resources related to discrimination and harassment. My goal is to actively contribute to a working and learning environment that is accessible, welcoming, respectful, and promotes personal growth and professional development.”
Jordan Lochard, J.D., B.S.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Public Advocacy and a minor in Political Science from Scripps College at Ohio University and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. During law school, Jordan was selected to teach constitutional law to high school seniors at Fort Hayes High School through the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project.
Jordan has worked in both public and private law offices since 2016, including the Criminal Division of the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office.
Jordan is dedicated to investigating all cases as extensively as possible and insuring an objective outcome. She utilizes her legal education and training to ensure everyone on campus is aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding harassment and discrimination. Jordan prides herself on being open and available to all questions or concerns.
“My philosophy is that everyone in the Columbus State community should be able to work and learn in an inclusive and respectful environment. My goal is to make sure all students and faculty are educated regarding their rights and feel comfortable communicating questions or concerns with our department.”