Rob Staude

Civil Rights Investigator

The University of Virginia has announced the appointment of Rob Staude as Civil Rights Investigator, Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.

Rob will assume his position at UVA on September 20. As a Civil Rights Investigator, Rob will support the University’s response to Title IX complaints consistent with its Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence by conducting prompt and equitable investigations pursuant to the policy and related procedures.

Rob comes from the University of Louisville, where he served as a Senior Compliance Analyst. Rob’s responsibilities included leading internal compliance investigations; developing, implementing, and maintaining effective university-wide administrative policies and procedures; promoting compliance and ethics through awareness and training initiatives; and conducting the institution-wide compliance risk assessment.

After law school, Rob was a private practice as an attorney at the law firm of Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Rob then served as an Intelligence Analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nine years. Prior to law school, Rob taught in Phoenix, Arizona as a member of the Teach for America program.

Rob holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School, a Master of Education from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin.

Rob and his wife, Martha, have two children, Tommy, 8, and John, 6.