Patrick Noonan

Title IX Coordinator & EEO Director Services

Patrick Noonan serves in Title IX Coordinator and EEO Director Services roles at Grand River Solutions.

Patrick Noonan came to Grand River Solutions after more than a decade of service to institutions of higher education as an attorney, investigator, compliance leader, and educator. Most recently, Patrick served as the Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Programs at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where he established the university’s first office dedicated to addressing discrimination and harassment beyond the Title IX context. Prior to VCU, Patrick served as a Director at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where he oversaw investigations and policy functions, including drafting College policies implementing the 2020 Title IX Final Rule. Patrick also served as an investigator for Title IX and DHR issues and as the institutional Employment Equity and Compliance Coordinator at the University of Southern California (USC), where he led efforts to establish an employment law compliance program, and spearhead projects ranging from GDPR compliance to threat assessment and management. Patrick also taught Employment Discrimination Law and HR Compliance in the graduate programs at the USC Gould School of Law. Before moving to Los Angeles, Patrick was an employment law fellow in the Office of Legal Affairs at The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, OH.

An experienced educator and speaker, Patrick has provided live training for students and employees at OSU, USC, Otis, and VCU, and has lectured at conferences and corporate speaking engagements on numerous topics including trauma informed investigations, affirmative consent, wage and hour compliance, and OFCCP enforcement.

A member of the State Bar of California since 2013, Patrick received his juris doctorate and graduate certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the OSU Moritz College of Law in 2013. He attended Cornell University for undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations and minors in Law and Society and Inequality Studies.