Bod Brief: Shelley Bearman named as grant coordinator

Staff Report

On Feb. 18, Washburn announced that Shelley Bearman was hired as the grant coordinator for sexual assault education and prevention. Barman, who has worked previously in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as the rape prevention and education coordinator, was hired as a result of a grant that was awarded to Washburn by the Justice Department Office on Violence Against Women.  Washburn is the only school in Kansas to be awarded one out of the 27 grants offered. The purpose of the grant is to aid universities in taking a more complete approach to matters related to sexual assault. Washburn will be partnering with the YWCA and the Victim/Witness unit of the Shawnee County District Attorney.