Committee Members

The University Safety Committee is an advisory group charged to identify and help address safety conditions on the UCA campus. The committee’s charge:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To serve as the coordinating body in monitoring compliance with safety regulations.
  • 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, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Director of Housing and Residence Life and the committee secretary 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.

Current members are:
Diane Newton
Permanent
Vice President, Finance and Administration

Randy Pastor
Permanent
Medical Director, Student Health Services

Larry James
Permanent
Chief of Police

Graham Gillis
Permanent
Assoc. Vice President, Human Resources

Warren Readnour
Permanent
General Counsel

Larry Lawrence
Permanent
Direct, Physical Plant

Tim Decker, Chair
Permanent
Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Stephanie McBrayer
Permanent
Director, Housing and Residence Life

Kim Hutchcraft, Secretary
Permanent
Insurance Manager

Meredith Kemper
2016
Faculty Senate Appointment

Mary Jackson
2016
Staff Senate Appointment

Denicha Kemp
2015
Staff Senate Appointment

Fyan Pfaff
2015
Student Government Appointment

Arch Jones, Jr.
Ex-officio
Director, Organizational and Community Services

Steve Beal
Ex-officio
Research Compliance Coordinator

Rick Tarkka
Ex-officio
Hazardous Chemical Expert

Kim Hutchcraft
Ex-officio
Insurance Manager

Fredricka Sharkey
Ex-officio
Director, Media Relations