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Provost's Taskforce on Sexual Assault

Charge:

The Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault (PTFSA) reviews and recommends campus strategies for prevention of sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence; serves as a liaison to local campus units on these issues; and collaborates with student groups seeking to improve the campus climate regarding sexual misconduct and intimate partner violence.
  

Membership:

  • Claire Smrekar, associate professor, public policy and education, Peabody College; chair;
  • Mark Bandas, associate provost and dean of students, Office of the Dean of Students;
  • G.L. Black, associate dean, Office of the Dean of Students;
  • Kelly Christie, assistant dean, academic programs and student life, Owen Graduate School of Management;
  • Cynthia Cyrus, vice provost for learning and residential affairs, professor of musicology, affiliated faculty in women's and gender studies, Office of the Provost; 
  • Andrew Finch, associate professor, human and organizational development, Peabody College; 
  • Anita Jenious, director, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and disability services (EAD);
  • Rolanda Johnson, associate dean for academics, associate professor, School of Nursing;
  • Chris Meyers, director of student services, Law School;
  • Andrea Page-McCaw, associate professor, cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine;
  • Kenneth Pence, associate professor of the practice, engineering management, electrical engineering, and computer science, School of Engineering;
  • Mary Romano, assistant professor, pediatrics, School of Medicine;
  • Florence Sanchez, associate chair, civil and environmental engineering, associate professor, civil and environmental engineering, School of Engineering;
  • Ruth Schemmer, assistant dean for career development, liaison to the graduate student advisory council and the graduate development network, Graduate School;
  • Trudy Stringer, associate director of field education, assistant professor of the practice of ministry, Divinity School;
  • Cara Tuttle-Bell, director, Project Safe Center, Office of the Dean of Students; and
  • Sheree Wright, senior associate general counsel, Office of General Counsel.

Recommendations:

Vanderbilt University 2015 Campus Climate Survey Recommendations from the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Violence January 26, 2016