Susan L. Groff, Ed.D., Director and Title IX Coordinator

Sue has served the University since 1996, leading numerous initiatives in the department of Intercollegiate Athletics before being named Director, Institutional Equity and University Title IX Coordinator. Sue brings extensive knowledge of the University as well as past experience working in compliance issues for both Title IX and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

During her tenure she managed several areas, including, but not limited to, student-athlete welfare matters, facility and construction management, operations management including leading football game day operations, directing Colonial Athletic Association and NCAA championships, serving as senior women's administrator, and working with NCAA compliance. Sue's most recent accolade was directing a highly successful NCAA women's basketball tournament in 2013 and the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinals in 2014, for which she served as tournament director. She has also served on several conference committees and numerous NCAA committees, including the prestigious NCAA Legislative Committee.

Sue began her administrative career in athletics in 1991 as a graduate assistant at West Chester University. She came to UD after working two years as assistant director of athletics and head women's lacrosse coach at Drexel University.

Sue earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. While at Longwood, she was a standout in lacrosse and field hockey and was recently inducted into Longwood's Hall of Fame for her performances in these sports. She received her master's degree in sports administration from West Chester University in 1993. She is a proud alumnus of the University of Delaware as she completed her doctoral education in higher education leadership in 2012.

She and her husband, Victor J. Costa, reside in Rock Hall, Maryland.

Jennifer Daniels, Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Jennifer comes to the University of Delaware as a recent graduate of Delaware State University’s Social Work graduate program.  Jennifer served in many leadership roles as a graduate student.  She was the class Vice President, National Association of Social Workers-Delaware Chapter’s (NASW-DE) graduate representative, and received the Alpha Delta Mu, Social Work Honor Society’s 2015 Leadership Award all the while being a full-time graduate student.  In addition to more traditional leadership roles, Jennifer was able to utilize her leadership skills by way of global and community outreach.  In August of 2014, she had the pleasure of joining the Hands International Team, which was comprised of social workers, doctors, nurses and volunteers, on a mission trip to Antigua.  There, she was able to facilitate workshops on emotional trauma, self-esteem, and personal care to youth in group homes and foster care.  She also delivered open forums to local church communities about the prevalence of various mental health concerns.     

As a graduate student intern, Jennifer worked in UD’s Faculty Staff Assistance Program for two years as an intern counselor under Linda Spotts, LCSW.  Here, Jennifer was able to provide micro and mezzo level intervention and practice through counseling and co-presenting on the various workshops provided to the UD community. 

Presently, Jennifer continues her community outreach as the New Castle County Representative on the board of directors for NASW-DE Chapter, and the chair of the Scholarship Committee of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Middletown (DE) Alumnae Chapter.  Jennifer will continue to bring her passion and commitment to servicing and bettering the lives of others to the UD community.

Fatimah Stone, Senior Associate Director, Equity & Inclusion
Fatimah Stone comes to the University of Delaware after spending the first part of her career as a practicing attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana. She transitioned to higher education in 2013, where she worked as a Human Resources Consultant at the University of Notre Dame. During her time as a lawyer and in HR, Fatimah handled a variety of matters, including those involving contracts, labor and employment concerns, and compliance issues. She brings knowledge and experience in the area of diversity and inclusion strategic planning, as well as educating and training executives, management and employees on federal and state labor law compliance.

Fatimah earned her bachelor's degree from Fairleigh-Dickinson University and her juris doctorate from Tulane University Law School. She was on the inaugural board of a secondary education charter school, worked with several non-profit organizations and co-owned a coffee and juice bar in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Fatimah lives in Newark, DE with her husband and two children.

Michael Kelly, Associate Director, Special Investigations

Michael Kelly comes to the University of Delaware after a 28 year career in Delaware Law Enforcement. Michael started his career with the New Castle County Police Department where he served as an Officer and Supervisor in Patrol, Criminal Investigations and Community Services. Michael also served as the Executive Director of the Police Athletic League of Delaware from 2005 to 2007. He retired at the rank of a Senior Sergeant in 2007.

In 2007 Michael went to the Middletown Police Department where he was part of a four person Command Staff that was tasked with creating a full service police department in 90 days. The team delivered 20 highly qualified Officers who were trained, equipped and fully operational. He commanded both the Operational and Administrative Divisions during his career at Middletown. He retired in 2015 as a Lieutenant.

Michael holds a bachelor's degree from Wilmington University and has completed postgraduate training at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy attending the 245th Session.

“I welcome the opportunity to contribute my experiences at the University of Delaware and to help more individuals feel knowledgeable and comfortable reporting incidents of sexual misconduct.”

Michael lives in Newark with his wife and three children.

Michelle Pergeorelis, Administrative Assistant

Michelle provides primary administrative and special project support for the OEI office as a whole. Michelle comes with experience from Cigna Insurance Company, meeting federal health care compliance and confidentiality issues. She also works with schools throughout Delaware providing chess education and tournaments as a means to strengthen math and STEM skills, increase study aptitude, and encourage gracious professionalism through teamwork.


The Office of Equity and Inclusion’s (OEI) mission is to provide leadership and support in creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for all in our community. OEI is responsible for Title IX, non- discrimination, affirmative action policies and compliance, university diversity initiatives, and on-going education to the campus community in all of these areas. OEI provides support and resources for complainants during grievance procedures and assists with informal mediation and problem-solving of issues.