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Monday, March 4, 2024
The Observer

College hires new BAVO coordinator

Saint Mary’s hired Liz Coulston as the College’s new Belles Against Violence Office (BAVO) coordinator, as announced in a press release Tuesday. Coulston will officially begin her position June 3. She previously held positions at the YWCA of West Central Michigan and the University of Texas School of Public Health.

Interim President Nancy Nekvasil said in the release that she is looking forward to Coulston filling her new role at the College.

“I am also very pleased that we have found someone with significant experience serving women, as this position is important to fully support our students in all areas including issues of sexual violence,” Nekvasil said.

As the leader of BAVO, Coulston “will provide campus programming for students on sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking,” as stated in the press release, as well as assist in promoting the President’s Taskforce on Sexual Violence.

The position that Coulston will be filling had been empty since last summer.