Welcoming Maddie Cairns: Respondent Support Services Coordinator

May 19, 2020

maddie-cairnsIt is with great enthusiasm that we write to welcome Madeline “Maddie” Cairns who assumed the position of Respondent Support Services Coordinator (RSSC) on May 18, 2020.  In this role, Maddie will work with students who are respondents in Title IX cases, helping students navigate the complaint, investigation and/or adjudication process as well as the associated impacts. Maddie will serve as a member of the Case Management Team and the Coordinated Community Response Team.

Maddie comes to UCSC with a strong foundation in working with students in crisis, student mentoring, and student advocacy.  She has worked in Title IX and a Dean of Students Office where she conducted investigations, engaged students in the conduct process and advised both complainants and respondents through the Title IX process.  She reflects that her experiences in these areas have given her a strong sense of knowledge and a passion for the wellbeing of students.  She has served as a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow, worked in Residential Life and Housing at New York University, and served as a supervisor for a comprehensive mentoring program serving 1,200 participants. The wellbeing of students and their college experience is close to her heart and she is incredibly enthusiastic about the RSSC role which will provide her the opportunity to serve as an ally, resource, and support person for respondents in the Title IX process. Maddie completed her Bachelors of Science in Strategic Communication and Public Relations at Northern Arizona University and completed her Master in Education in Counseling - Student Affairs from Northern Arizona University in May 2020. 

Maddie may be contacted at mcairns@ucsc.edu. You may also refer students to her at rss@ucsc.edu. Very soon, we will be in touch about scheduling meet and greet sessions with many of you so that Maddie can get to know her colleagues as well as campus programs and services.

For more information on respondent support services, please click HERE.  

Please join us in welcoming Maddie!