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.


V.P. of Finance and Administration
Diane Newton

Director of Physical Plant
Larry Lawrence

Environmental Health and Safety
Nelson Landers

General Counsel
Warren Readnour

Compliance Officer
Adam Rose

Associate Director of Housing
Joe Hooker

Student Health Services
Randy Pastor

Police Chief
John Merguie

Captain Police Dept.
Chris Bentley

V.P. Human Resources
Britni Elder

Director of Housing
Stephanie McBrayer

Kim Hutchcraft

Faculty Senate
Sherry Skaggs

Staff Senate
Jason Davis

Staff Senate
Shad Foley

Paul Dielman

Student Government
Chenel Dale

UCA Police Dept.
Carol Walton

Chemical Hygiene – Chemistry Dept.
Jamie Freeman


at least once per semester as needed

Reports to

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Meeting Minutes

November 3, 2011
April 4, 2011
March 10, 2011
February 3, 2011

Safety Concerns

UCA students, faculty and staff are encouraged to email any safety concerns to the University Safety Committee at

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