Sheila Johnson-Willis is shown from the chest up, facing the camera, with her body slightly angled towards the left. She is wearing a navy blue sweater, paired with a necklace that has large faux-jeweled flowers. There is a grey backgroundSheila Johnson-Willis

Associate Vice-President
Chief, Equal Opportunity & Title IX Officer

Sheila Johnson-Willis joined the University in 2012.  In her position, she provides guidance and support to University leadership on matters of equal opportunity, affirmative action and anti-discrimination and leads the University’s efforts in the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans for advancing diversity and inclusion. Johnson-Willis also provides advice, counseling, and conflict resolution services to employees in matters relating to a broad range of employment and employee relations issues; including, investigating complaints of discrimination and bias.

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Johnson-Willis served as the director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, and Title IX officer, at Colgate University; and as director for Affirmative Action compliance and Title IX coordinator at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN.

sjohnson@syr.edu
315-443-1520

William Myhill shown from the chest up, facing the camera, with his body slightly angled towards the left. He is wearing a black suit jacket with a light blue shirt underneath, paired with a blue-grey, green, and light grey checkered tie. He is wearing blue steel-framed glasses. There is a grey backgroundWilliam Myhill

Interim ADA/503/504 Coordinator

William Myhill is pleased to have joined the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services in February 2018 on a part-time basis as the interim ADA coordinator. In this role he will coordinate University compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disability, primarily focusing on the issues of University disability policies, accessible ICT procurement, student and faculty appeals regarding accommodations, and consulting on Campus Planning Design and Construction projects.

William joined Syracuse University in 2005 to conduct disability-focused legal research for the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) and as an adjunct with the College of Law. Since 2009, he has served as the director of legal research and writing at BBI. In these roles he has conducted extensive federally-funded research, supervised law students in their monitoring and briefing of ADA cases, collaborated with the School of Information Studies in the design and instruction of inclusive practices for public and school librarians, and published on numerous issues impacting the lives of people with disability.

wmyhill@syr.edu
315-443-2377

Bernie Jacobson shown from the chest up, facing the camera, with his body slightly angled towards the left. He is wearing a black suit jacket with a light blue shirt underneath, paired with a yellow, green, and blue checkered tie. There is a grey backgroundBernie Jacobson

Equal Opportunity and Title IX Investigator

Bernie has experience in all aspects of criminal/non-criminal, and workplace, investigations.

Prior to his time in higher education, Bernie was a uniformed attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He prosecuted cases in military court-martials and U.S. District court as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney.  Additionally, he was appointed as the Army’s Special Victims’ Counsel assisting, advising, and protecting the rights of victims of sexual assault.

bljacobs@syr.edu
315-443-3271

Melanie Cuevas-Rodriguez is shown from the chest up, facing the camera, with her body slightly angled towards the left. She is wearing a black suit jacket with a maroon shirt underneath, paired with a small gold pendant on a thin gold chain. There is a grey backgroundMelanie Cuevas-Rodriguez

Equal Opportunity Investigator

Melanie has several responsibilities that support efforts to ensure that Syracuse University promotes a diverse and inclusive work and educational environment. These include investigating and coordinating responses to complaints of discrimination and harassment, assisting with employee relations issues, and ensuring compliance with Equal Opportunity policies, and federal, state and local regulations.

Melanie joined Syracuse University in 2005, first, as the Assistant Director of Career Services and then as the Associate Director of both Student Life and Career Services  at the College of Law where she counseled students and developed and implemented programs on diversity and inclusion.   Prior to joining the University, Melanie worked at the Frank H. Hiscock Legal Aid Society in Syracuse where she represented clients in various civil and quasi-criminal matters.

mcrodriguez@syr.edu
315-443-1627

Melanie Domanico is shown from the chest up, facing the camera, with her body slightly angled towards the left. She is wearing a black suit jacket with a royal blue pleated shirt underneath. There is a grey backgroundMelanie Domanico

Equal Opportunity and Accommodations Specialist

Melanie is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and has over 17 years of advocating for individuals with disabilities in employment. She received her BS degree in Psychology from SUNY Binghamton and an MS degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Hofstra University.Melanie joined Syracuse University in 2017 and coordinates accommodations for faculty and staff in her role.

Prior to joining the University, Melanie worked in both public and private sector vocational rehabilitation since 2000. Most recently, as a Return to Work Coordinator for MetLife Disability since 2011. Her experience includes facilitating accommodations and development of return to work programs for many employers in the areas of Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Workers Compensation.

mmdomani@syr.edu
315-443-5367

Chris Percoscki is shown from the chest up, facing the camera, with her body slightly angled towards the left. She is wearing a blue tweed jacket with a light grey shirt underneath, paired with a small gold pendant on a thin gold chain. There is a grey background.Christina Percoski

Training & Development Specialist

Christina has held several positions in the area of human resources since 1995. She began at Fiserv in 1998 as an HR Generalist and supervisor. She joined Syracuse University as the employment specialist on the Recruitment and Diversity team.

She has experience training large groups, small groups and individual employee training.

 

crpercos@syr.edu 
315-443-1890

Taylor Hamilton Taylor Hamilton is shown from the chest up, facing the camera, with her body slightly angled towards the left. She is wearing a black blazer with a turquoise shirt underneath. There is a muddled grey background

Graduate Student Assistant

Taylor is a current graduate student in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, pursuing a dual Master’s degree in Public Administration and International Relations. Her current responsibilities include maintaining the presence of the office on social media and providing additional support to the staff.

Her academic and professional interests include social and economic policy, which brought her to work in the EOIRS office. Before joining the office in August 2016, Taylor worked to promote diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University of Kentucky (UK). She served in both the UK Office of Residence Life and the UK Student Activities Board for three years. 

eostudent1@syr.edu