Compliance and Privacy Services
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48 University Place
Burlington, VT 05405
|The nature of a major university research enterprise entails compliance with a myriad of federal, state and professional standards and regulations. As Chief Compliance Officer, Anna Drummond, has been an invaluable, knowledgeable, and dedicated member of the university team that has made my job manageable and the university secure. On many occasions, she has offered thoughtful insights and strategies to help us satisfy the intricacies of the regulations we face while not hampering our research mission. Equally remarkable, Anna does not wait to be "called into action." She is pro-active in reviewing current procedures and facilities to ensure that we minimize compliance exposure and "run a tight ship."
- Domenico Grasso, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College
|I very much appreciate the information and guidance given by Anna Drummond and her staff. Her knowledge of the complex regulatory environment that surrounds institutions of higher education has allowed us to be proactive in compliance issues, which is an essential component of sound business practices and more importantly, saves us time and energy, allowing us to focus more on our academic mission.
- Thomas Vogelmann, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
|Anna and I worked together, along with a host of other university faculty and staff,
on a recent federal audit of the State's child welfare training program. Over the seven months the university was involved, I found Anna to be readily available, professionally
and personally supportive, and she helped keep the focus on blending learning with the important issues of compliance.
- Gale Burford, Professor of Social Work and Director of Child Welfare Training Partnership
I have worked with Anna on a recent committee and was impressed
by her professionalism, integrity and overall commitment to the project
at hand. She has a wealth of experience, which she combines with a warm and
approachable style. Anna Drummond and her staff can be a great source
of information and support.
- Gregory Ramos, Professor of Theatre and Director of ALANA US Ethnic Studies Program
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences has many complexities including clinical experiences across 8 disciplines and accrediting bodies.
As we have attempted to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations while balancing the learning and experiential needs of our students,
Anna Drummond and her team have been invaluable in guiding us through critical processes and procedures. The Compliance Office has been proactive and thoughtful
in their approach to supporting our efforts. In fact, Anna and her team have been ahead of the issues as many of our colleagues across the country report having little
support in this area to ensure compliance on critical issues. Thank you Anna for helping to make a difference!
- Patricia Prelock, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders
I have found the information provided by the Chief Compliance Officer, Anna Drummond, and her staff to be incredibly helpful.
Not only do you get an answer, but they also share the background and the "why" which makes the lesson applicable to other situations.
The valuable service they provide has been needed at the University for quite some time.
- Richard "Skip" Fanus, Assistant Dean College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
|Working with the Compliance Office has allowed me and those in my unit
to approach the work that we do with confidence and assurance. It has been great to partner with UVM's Compliance Officer as I look at
ways to address compliance matters that not only help the University to
practice what it says it wants to do, but to do it in a way that
supports everyone's rights.
- Wanda Heading Grant, Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President for Multicultural Initiatives
I've consulted the staff at the Compliance and Privacy Office several times now, especially on matters related to privacy law and policy, and I couldn't be more pleased with the help I received. They were easy to talk to, knowledgeable about the issues, and willing to dig deeper to help me find the answers I needed.
- Trina Magi, Library Professor
Senate Faculty Representative to the Working Group on Privacy, Information Security & Data Retention
The Compliance Office was very helpful in helping Extension work through our Civil Rights review. Contact them early and often to help!
- Doug Lantagne, Dean and Director of UVM Extenion
UVM's Compliance Services Office offers an integrated comprehensive system of enhancing compliance on multiple fronts, from environmental safety to research administration. The Office constitutes a "one-stop-shop" that streamlines the process of remaining in compliance and provides expertise and consistency across the many departments, centers and disciplines across campus.
- Ruth Blauwiekel, Department of Animal Science Faculty
In my role as Interim Dean, I have been very pleased with the support of
the Compliance & Privacy Office. The Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer
was extremely helpful and worked proactively and collaboratively with me
and with my staff to implement practical, effective solutions to complex
- Bernard "Chip" Cole, Interim Dean and Professor of Statistics in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences
I found the Office of Compliance, Anna Drummond and her staff, to be very knowledgeable and helpful in assisting us in working through some important effort reporting issues.
Anna and her staff helped us to correct what could have been a very serious audit finding and for that, I am very thankful.
- Brian L. Cote, Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration College of Medicine
- Chair of the University Business Council
In the new "compliance culture" of higher ed, it's enormously
reassuring to have Anna Drummond and her staff keeping UVM abreast of
pressing issues and providing such a high standard of level-headed
support as the community addresses those issues together.
- Lisa Schnell, Associate Dean, Honors College
Associate Professor of English
I have had the opportunity to work with the Compliance Office multiple
times in the past year. Chief Compliance Officer, Anna Drummond, and her
team were extremely knowledgeable on the issues that are important to
our work, and very collaborative in helping us to identify areas of
focus. The Compliance Office is an excellent resource to the University community.
- Jes Kraus, Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
As a member of the UVM faculty who has watched the state and federal regulatory environment stiffen over the past fifteen years,
I have found the presence of the Compliance Office reassuring, to say the least. Anna Drummond and her staff have helped me understand such privacy issues
as faculty-student communication and the faculty use of student work to illustrate the challenges of engaging undergraduates.
Their ethical insights, willingness to do research into practices at other universities and into relevant points of law, and their openness and intelligence
in communicating with me and others, serves a highly useful function on this campus.
- David Massell, Associate Professor of History
Anna Drummond and her team have extensive and accessible knowledge of our complex federal regulatory environment. It is a pleasure to work
with colleagues that I can count on and trust.
- Wendy Koenig, Federal Relations Director
The partnership that the Dean of Students Office has with the Office of Compliance and Privacy Services has been very beneficial.
The Dean of Students Office not only wants to responsibly fulfill our compliance obligations but we want to meet those responsibilities in a way
that serves and supports University of Vermont students. The Compliance and Privacy Services staff have been terrific colleagues in acknowledging our goals
and helping us to identify best practices and creative means by which to provide exceptional service to students.
- David Nestor, Associate Vice President for Student & Campus Life & Dean of Students
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