Valerie Mercado has been hired as the university’s
compliance officer as of June 9, 2014. The role of the compliance officer is to provide campuswide
coordination and assistance on matters of compliance. Mercado will help the university meet
federal, state, and local compliance regulations. Her first immediate task will be developing
the training for the university community on Title IX concerns.
Mercado previously served as the IUP faculty/administrative
employment manager in the Office of Human Resources. Prior to her employment at IUP, she provided human
resources management, leadership, and support in a wide variety of industries, including education and government. She earned an
MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management and Development from
Seton Hill University and a BS degree in Business Administration/Human Resources from
Carlow University. She is currently pursuing her Professional in Human Resources certification.
Mercado can be contacted at 724-357-3402, firstname.lastname@example.org, or in the Office of Social
Equity, B-17 Delaney Hall.