Andrea Herrera Katahira
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity
Chief EEO Officer | Title IX Coordinator | ADA/504 Coordinator
(206) 220-8515 |  

As Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Andrea Herrera Katahira serves as the principal institutional representative responsible for providing leadership, oversight, and direction in regard to the university's efforts to promote and maintain an equitable, safe, and inclusive working and learning environment, free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, and violence.  Andrea directs the Office of Institutional Equity and serves as the university's Chief EEO Officer, Title IX Coordinator and ADA/504 Coordinator.

Andrea joined SU in May of 2014 as HR Compliance and Title IX Deputy Coordinator, and has also served as Interim Title IX Coordinator.  She came to SU with a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, and with extensive experience and expertise ensuring equal opportunity in higher education and employment - including over ten years of experience at the University of Washington and substantial experience at civil rights enforcement agencies.  Andrea obtained a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.


Mary Dawson
Investigator | Deputy Title IX Coordinator  
(206) 398-4627 |

As Investigator and Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Mary Dawson serves as the university’s investigator concerning complaints of sexual misconduct, harassment and discrimination, and related retaliation. She also supports the efforts of OIE, including providing and coordinating relevant community awareness, outreach and education. Mary brings to OIE a deep knowledge and experience of ensuring equal opportunity - having served in a variety of equal employment opportunity roles in both the public and private sector, with an emphasis on conducting investigations and providing education and training. In addition, she is specifically trained to conduct trauma-informed sexual misconduct investigations.

Mary joined OIE in September of 2015. She obtained an A.A. in Human Services from Seattle Central Community College, a B.A. in Law & Justice from Central Washington University, and a J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law.


Hayley Hagen
Office Manager/Senior Administrative Assistant  
(206) 296-2824 |

Hayley joined OIE in November of 2017. She obtained a B.A. in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East from Portland State University.