Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity : Diversity and Equity Unit : University of Vermont

Preventing Sexual Harassment and Bias Training

The Office of Affirmative Action is now conducting in-person training for all new staff and faculty at UVM. Trainings are hosted in conjuncture with HRS Learning Services, and are held on a biweekly basis in Billings 165. All new employees are signed up for training at New Employee Orientation. Current employees can find the course schedule and information on how to register at the HRS Learning Services Skills Development website.

Visit the HRS Learning Services Skills Development website »

Campus Climate Survey

An Executive Summary of the 2010 Campus Climate Survey

Click here to view »

Contact Us

428 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405

P: (802) 656-3368
F: (802) 656-8223

AA/EO Staff Members

Jes Kraus


Jes leads and oversees all of the AAEO Office’s functions, including recruitment and compliance programs. Before joining the staff at UVM in 2011, Jes worked as the director of the Vermont State Employees Association, practiced as an attorney, and served as a police officer. He earned a BS in Government from the US Coastguard Academy and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Vermont Law School.


Dana Hutchinson

Recruitment and Retention Advisor

Dana works closely with staff and faculty search committees providing advisement and training for the recruitment process. She facilitates a number of trainings for campus as well, including Preventing Sexual Harassment and Bias. Dana has been working in AAEO since 2005 and has been in a number of roles. Before coming to UVM, Dana managed international sales at IBM.


Taryn Moran


Taryn investigates complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, and Title IX violations according to the AAEO Office’s Procedures for Investigating and Resolving Discrimination Complaints. Before coming to UVM in 2012, Taryn previously worked as a legislative aide at the Vermont State Employees Association and spent ten years as an advocate at Vermont Legal Aid.


Kelly Riel

Office Support and Affirmative Action Planning

Kelly makes sure that the AAEO office operates smoothly on a day-to-day basis and is the face you will see when you walk in the door. Kelly also works with an outside vendor to develop UVM’s Affirmative Action Plan at the start of each calendar year. Kelly graduated from UVM with a BA in Political Science in 2008, and received a certificate in Building a Compliant Affirmative Action Plan from Gerstco in 2012.


Contact UVM © 2014 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131