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Chancellor Receives Final Report from Workgroup
The Chancellor’s Workgroup on Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Advocacy delivered its final report to Chancellor Kent Syverud today.
Appointed on Sept. 5, the workgroup was charged with identifying any critical gaps in service and support as a result of the realignment of sexual assault services and proposing a set of recommendations for improving campus culture as it relates to sexual and relationship violence.
In late September, Chancellor Syverud met with the members to confirm their charge, have a dialogue about key issues and concerns, and discuss how the group would undertake its work.
“I want to thank the members of the workgroup for their leadership, commitment, time and attention to this important work,” Chancellor Syverud said. “I have been eager to receive the workgroup’s report and to review their recommendations. I look forward to meeting with the workgroup again early next semester to discuss their recommendations and next steps.”
Although classes have concluded for the semester, Chancellor Syverud agreed with the workgroup’s request to make the report public as soon as it was complete. The full report can be accessed here.
Members of the workgroup are:
D. Chase Catalano, director, LGBT Resource Center (co-chair)
Dawn Johnson, associate professor, School of Education (co-chair)
Chris Cederquist, director, University Options Program
Aaliyah Gatlin ’17, Mentors in Violence Prevention peer facilitator, Sex-Esteem
Tula Goenka, associate professor, Newhouse School of Public Communications; advisor, Students Advocating for Sexual Safety and Empowerment (SASSE)
Meaghan Greeley, graduate student, The Campaign for an Advocacy Center
Sam Leitermann, graduate student, Vice President for Internal Affairs, Graduate Student Association
Brittany Moore ’15, director, Student Association
Pam Peter, director, Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Margaret Susan Thompson, associate professor, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs; member, Senate Committee on Women’s Concerns
Vicky Wang, graduate student, The Campaign for an Advocacy Center
Shannon Andre, Division of Student Affairs Communications Manager (ex-officio)
Catherine Gerard, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (ex-officio)