University Safety Committee


a. To recommend to the Vice President for finance and administration services policies that ensure an environment free from unreasonable risk, thereby reducing the number and severity of occupational illnesses and injuries.

b. 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.

c. To serve as the coordinating body in monitoring compliance with safety regulations.

d. To recommend to the Vice President for finance and administration services expenditures necessary to achieve the university's safety goals.


The Vice President for Finance and Administration, Medical Director of Student Health Services, Chief of Police, Associate Vice President/Admin. Services/Human Resources, Associate General Counsel, Director of Physical Plant, and Director of Environmental Health and Safety will serve as permanent members.  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 will serve. Faculty members will serve four-year terms, staff members will serve two-year terms, and student members will serve one-year terms.  The Director of Organizational and Community Services, Research Compliance Coordinator, hazardous chemical expert from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Insurance Manager, and Associate Director of Media Relations will serve in an ex-officio capacity.  The chair is appointed by the president and the secretary is elected by the committee.


Larry James, Chair                             Chief of Police                                                  Permanent

Diane Newton                                    Vice President for Finance and Administration Permanent

Randy Pastor                                      Medical Director of Student Health Services    Permanent

Graham Gillis                                     Associate Vice-President Human Resources   Permanent

Katie Henry                                        General Counsel                                             Permanent

Larry Lawrence                                   Director, Physical Plant                                   Permanent

Director, Environmental Health and Safety       Permanent

Meredith Kemper                               Faculty Senate Appointment                            2016

VACANT                                           Staff Senate Appointment

Denicha Kemp                                   Staff Senate Appointment                                2015

VACANT                                           Student Government Appointment

Arch Jones, Jr.                                    Director, Organizational &Community Services (Ex-Officio)

Tina Pilgreen                                     Research Compliance Coordinator                 (Ex-Officio)

Rick Tarkka                                      Hazardous Chemical Expert                            (Ex-Officio)

Kim Hutchcraft                                 Insurance Manager                                         (Ex-Officio)

Associate Director, Media Services                  (Ex-Officio)
Meetings: on call

Reports to: President

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