Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet
Governor's Task Force on Campus Safety to hold open forums across state
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 12, 2007) – The Governor’s Task Force on Campus Safety will hold a series of open forums in which students and staff can voice their concerns about safety and security and suggest solutions to perceived problems. The forums will be held on six campuses across Kentucky.
The task force is charged with undertaking a comprehensive review of all aspects of campus security policies and practices. The objective is to institute adjustments and improvements to maintain a safer and more secure campus environment at all of Kentucky’s public and private postsecondary education institutions.
Governor Ernie Fletcher created the task force in November and appointed Gail Minger as its chairwoman. Gail Minger’s son, Michael Minger, died in a dormitory fire at Murray State University in 1998.
“We are holding these public forums to give students, other members of the campus communities, as well as interested citizens, the opportunity to share their concerns about campus safety issues with members of the task force,” Minger said.
The open campus forums will be held at six locations throughout the state during March. Interested persons from public universities, community and technical colleges, and private colleges and universities are encouraged to attend the forums.
Campus Safety Task Force Open Campus Forums schedule:
Tuesday, March, 13, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. EDT
Big Sandy Community and Technical College, Prestonsburg Campus
Gearheart Auditorium in the Pike Technology Building
Thursday, March 15, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. EDT
Northern Kentucky University
Otto Budig Theater on the first floor of the University Center
Thursday, March 20, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. EDT
University of Louisville
Papa John’s Stadium, Media Room, 5th Floor
Thursday, March 22, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. EDT
Eastern Kentucky University
Posey Auditorium in the Stratton Building
Campus map: http://www.enrollment.eku.edu/jumpstart/map/
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. CDT
Murray State University
Wrather Auditorium in Wrather Hall
Campus map: http://www.murraystate.edu/campus_maps/flashmap.htm
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. CDT
Western Kentucky University
Carroll Knicely Conference Center, South Campus