University Safety Committee


  1. To recommend to the vice president for finance and administration policies that ensure an environment free from unreasonable risk, thereby reducing the number and severity of occupational illnesses and injuries.
  2. To serve as a resource for the various administrative units on campus, assisting them in the identification and correction of unsafe conditions or practices in their areas.
  3. To serve as the coordinating body in monitoring compliance with safety regulations.
  4. To recommend to the vice president for finance and administration expenditures necessary to achieve the university’s safety goals.


The occupational safety and health program director, director of student health services, director of public safety, associate vice president for human resources and risk management, the university’s general counsel, one faculty member appointed by the Faculty Senate, two staff members appointed by the Staff Senate, one student member appointed by the Student Government Association.

Faculty members will serve four-year terms, staff members will serve two-year terms and student members will serve one-year terms. The chair is appointed by the vice president for finance and administration and the secretary is elected by the committee.


Member Term Title
Tim Decker Permanent Occupational Safety and Health Program Director
Randy Pastor Permanent Director, Student Health Services
Larry James Permanent Director of Public Saftey
Graham Gillis Permanent Associate Vice President, Human Resources and Risk Management
Warren Readnour Permanent General Counsel
Stephanie McBrayer Permanent Director of Housing and Residence Life
Kim Hutchcraft Permanent Secretary, Insurance Manager
Meredith Kemper 2016 Faculty Senate Appointment
Mary Jackson 2016 Staff Senate Appointment
Denicha Kemp 2015 Staff Senate Appointment
 Ben Askew 2016 SGA Appointment



at least once per semester as needed

Reports to

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Page last updated:   May 8, 2016