Chief Equity and Compliance Officer - Mary Gower

Mary Gower

Mary Gower

Chief Equity and Compliance Officer

Equity and Compliance Officer


Mary Gower began the Chief Equity and Compliance Officer position in May 2020 after more than 20 years working for the university. In her current role, Gower
provides oversight and support on behalf of the president to maintain a discrimination-free environment in accordance with Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a member of the university’s Executive Leadership Team, the CECO provides leadership and oversight to the university Offices of Equity and Compliance.

The position helps ensure that the University of Alaska is not only compliant in meeting university obligations and responsibilities, but is also proactive, responsive, and collaborative in providing a learning and working environment free of discrimination for faculty, staff and students. 
Gower holds certifications in Title VII, Title IX, 504 Coordinator and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC).