Staff

Andrea Herrera Katahira
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity
Chief EEO Officer | Title IX Coordinator | ADA/504 Coordinator
206-220-8515 | katahira@seattleu.edu  

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 and safe educational, living and working environment, free from protected class 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 the HR Compliance and Title IX Deputy Coordinator and served as Interim Title IX Coordinator, before beginning in her role as the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity when the position was created in July of 2015.  Andrea has extensive experience and expertise ensuring equal opportunity in higher education and employment, and has maintained a strong commitment to equity and inclusion throughout her career, working in civil rights enforcement agencies and, primarily, within higher education.  Andrea earned a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law.