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TAWNY ALONZO, M.A.

Director of Training

Background

Tawny Alonzo is the Director of Training with TIXS. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she has blended careers in higher education and law enforcement to address issues of sexual misconduct on college campuses. As a police officer in the Dallas area, Tawny took an interest in working with victims of sexual assault, child abuse, and domestic violence. She immersed herself in trainings on trauma-informed interviewing, violence against women and children, as well as community approaches to prevention. This passion led to a jump into higher education and the world of Title IX.

She previously served as a Title IX Investigator at Texas Woman’s University, Director of Violence Prevention at Southern Methodist University, and Title IX Program Manager at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include conducting compliant investigations, creating dynamic student and employee trainings, and building holistic campus violence prevention programs.

In her role with TIXS, she is responsible for the creation of custom training for secondary and postsecondary institutions, planning and implementation of regional and national trainings and conferences, consultation on special topics such as prevention education, advocacy, LGBTQ+ issues, bystander intervention, and athletics. Tawny also provides support in Title IX investigations and report-writing. Tawny is a training instructor for TIXS, specializing in investigations, athletics, prevention, and response.

Trainings

  • Certified Title IX Investigator and Prevention Educator
  • Clery Act Training Certification
  • Former Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) certified Peace Officer
  • National Association of Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment (NABITA) Certification
  • Specialized training in Forensic Interviewing and Trauma Informed Interviewing techniques

Education

  • M.A. in Educational Administration, Texas A&M University, May 2006
    • Specialized Cohort of Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education
  • B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M University, May 2004
    • Specialization in Middle Grades Math and Science

Professional Associations

  • Texas Title IX Consortium, Founding Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Emphasizing Support and Prevention: A Different Direction for Title IX (August 2022), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • A Return to In-Person Interviews: A Conversation with TIXS Investigators (July 2022)
  • Reimagining Your Title IX Website (July 2022), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Building a Winning Title IX Team (June 2022), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Beyond Checking the Box: A Prevention Education Webinar (June 2022), Title IX Solutions, LLC
  • Title IX, Athletics & Inclusivity (April 2022), Title IX Solutions, LLC