Paul Lessick oversees, facilitates and supports the efforts of the College of Agriculture Biotechnology & Natural Resources and its Experiment Station and Extension units to provide a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).
He is responsible for coordinating and monitoring compliance with federal Civil Rights requirements, including Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. As part of those efforts, the Coordinator oversees prevention efforts to avoid civil rights violations, implementing discrimination complaint procedures and investigating allegations of discrimination.
Paul also overseeing all fingerprinting for volunteers and new hires as well as shooting sports compliance and policies.
Other areas of his position include diversity and Civil Rights trainings, reporting and documentation, recruitment plans and polices, compliance, and special projects. He is actively involved in many diversity groups across the state and attends various events and seminars with an interest in promoting the College and its Extension and Experiment Station units.