NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University has named the 15 members of its new Campus Safety Commission. University officials met Monday, Nov. 3 to define the group’s responsibilities, goals and mission.
President Glover officially introduced members of the Commission to the public in a news conference following the meeting. The 15-member group will work with University officials to identify, research, and recommend crime-prevention strategies, safety methods, and best practices to ensure the continued well-being of the university campus community.
President Glover appointed each member of the commission, which is a cross-section of law enforcement personnel, TSU students, administrators, and faculty, along with alumni and community partners. They will help analyze and identify areas for improvement, hold discussions with crime-prevention experts/other professionals to design/implement best practices, and brainstorm with TSU and community law enforcement partners.
Members of the commission are:
- Anthony Carter, TSU Deputy Chief of University Police
- Deborah Burris –Kitchen, Chair of the TSU Criminal Justice Department
- Summer Croom, TSU Student Government Association representative at-large
- Peggy Earnest, TSU Dean of Students
- Commander Terrence Graves, Metropolitan Nashville Police, North Precinct
- Reverend Jimmy D. Greer, Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church
- Charles Hemphill, Supervisor of TSU Campus Union
- Sharon Hurt, Executive Director, Jefferson Street United Merchants Partnership
- Sandra Hunt, TSU National Alumni Association – Nashville Chapter president
- Officer Thomas Jackson, TSU Police Department
- Curtis Johnson, Associate Vice President of Administration and Executive Director of Emergency Management
- Barbara Murell, Director of Community Relations
- Tarence Rice, TSU student
- Laurne Thomas, Executive Vice President, TSU Student Government Association
- Grant Winrow, TSU coordinator of special projects
Planning for the Campus Safety Commission began last semester and is a part of the University’s overall safety and crime prevention initiative. The commission will meet several times throughout the year, keep records of progress and report back to President Glover.
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