Morehouse taps new director to investigate sexual misconduct claims

Keith Cobbs is the new director of the Morehouse College office that investigates sexual misconduct complaints on campus. PHOTO CREDIT: MOREHOUSE COLLEGE.

Morehouse College, which faced criticism that it didn't properly handle a student's sexual harassment claim against an employee, has hired a new director for its office that investigates sexual misconduct complaints.

Keith L. Cobbs will be in charge of the Atlanta college’s Title IX office, the school said in a news release Friday. He’s scheduled to start his new job later this month.

Cobbs helped develop policy and procedures to investigate misconduct complaints and expanded training sessions during his 14 years of employment at Georgia Perimeter College, Morehouse said. He also worked there as a hearing officer in such cases.

Morehouse students participated in the search for the new director, the college said.

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In July, Morehouse suspended one official and said it’s investigating sexual misconduct complaints filed by students against additional employees after a student posted videos on social media claiming the college did little to investigate his harassment complaints.

The college has had six Title IX directors - three of them interim - in the last three academic years, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

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