Title IX Highlights

Understanding that achieving the aims of Title IX is only possible through coordinated campus efforts and good-faith outreach coordinated through key campus departments, stakeholders, and personnel, the Title IX & DHR Prevention Office has begun a campaign designed to highlight the work of a few of our campus partners. The Title IX & DHR Prevention Office truly appreciates the hard work, dedication, and contributions of the entire campus community in creating a warm, welcoming, and safe campus environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests to learn, thrive and grow together. This series of recognition is an opportunity to emphasize a few of the very many people who work to make Cal Poly Humboldt a place where a culture of respect is the standard.

We will reach out to the individuals we highlight. If you have a recommendation, please submit a name and reason to titleix@humboldt.edu.

Del Thompkins, UPD Officer

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Del Tompkins, one of Cal Poly Humboldt’s University Police Department (UPD) police officers, is the perfect person to “highlight” on our Title IX website due to his continued support of the rights afforded to all covered under the Title IX Nondiscrimination Policy.

Twelve years ago, Del relocated to this area to accept the police officer position on campus. He says the best part of his job is getting to meet all sorts of people. Del enjoys being able to walk the campus grounds and is hard pressed to declare just one spot as his favorite. 

Humboldt provides Del easy access to mountains and beaches, and he enjoys the rural pace of life that Humboldt offers. When asked what his favorite getaway for the weekend might be, his answer was being home with his family.  

Some other interesting tidbits about Del… His favorite movie of all time is “The Godfather” and his favorite band is the “Dave Matthews Band”. Del is also a mighty fine cook! 

Del is looking forward to developing expertise in Threat Assessment as he continues in his role as an officer with UPD, a goal that goes well with his philosophy for life… “keep an open mind, things never go to plan.” 

We thank Officer Tompkins for the work he does for our campus community and for partnering with us to make our University a safer place for all!

Troy Butolph, ITS Programmer

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The Title IX office is delighted to highlight Troy Butolph!

Troy is an ITS programmer and has been a great support to our team.  We appreciate his responsiveness and efficiency to our frequent requests for programming support. 

Here is what we learned about Troy over coffee:

Troy likes being able to work remotely and having the latitude to prioritize work on numerous projects throughout any given day.

A native of Humboldt County, Troy spent six years stationed in San Antonio serving with the Air Force. There, he met his wife Jillian, and after honeymooning in Humboldt, it didn’t take much convincing to decide to move back to the area, where he ultimately landed a job at Cal Poly Humboldt in 2014.  

When Troy is not “making data behave” he enjoys hiking our local trails, working on home and garden projects, and cooking. His specialty is gourmet tacos with homemade salsa.

Some of Troy’s favorite things include watching “The Great British Bake-Off”, trying out new recipes with his wife, and spending time with his feline kids, Stormageddon and Apocalypse. 

Lake Luther, RLC

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  • From: Las Vegas, NV
  • Bachelors: University of Reno — Human Development
  • Masters: Northern Arizona University — Counseling for Student Affairs
  • Marvel or DC: Marvel
  • Favorite book genre: mystery/crime
  • Favorite movie: A Walk to Remember
  • Favorite musician: Ed Sheeran
  • Favorite place on campus: the steps of Founder's Hall
  • Quote to live by: "Live every day like it's your last"
  • Describe yourself in 4 words: energetic, outgoing, positive, loud
  • Favorite food: sweets! Anything chocolate

Marlene Bautista, Program Supervisor and Bilingual Advocate

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  • Marlene B. is a volunteer with the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, an organization that offers the following free and confidential services to survivors of all ages and all gender identities, regardles of when the assault happened. This organization is part of Cal Poly Humboldt's Campus Advocate Team and serves as a confidential resource for our campus community.
  • Marlene was born and raised in Humboldt County.
  • Favorite place in Humboldt: Lost Coast Trail in Ferndale.
  • Favorite Holiday: Christmas. Love to watch my kids open their presents.
  • Favorite book: The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • Favorite music: I listen to ALL kinds of music. But probably, hip-hop.
  • Favorite season: Summer.
  • Marlene in 4 words: Independent, Empathetic, Evolving, Reflective
  • Dinner with any 4 people: My grandma (she always gave me great advice. We would FaceTime too, she's so cute) and my 3 kids.
  • Advice for Humboldt Community: Treat yourself like you would treat a friend. I'm usually pretty hard on myself, and lately, I've been learning to be much more gentle with myself.
  • Favorite Holiday Food: 1.) Pozole 2.) champurrado 3.) tamales
  • Favorite guilty pleasure tv show: 90 Day Fiance.