Student Safety Forum

: January 15, 2021

Location: Virtual Conference

Utah Board of Higher Education
Student Safety Forum
Friday, January 15, 2020

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1:00 PM – 1:10 PM: Welcome
Vice Chair Nina Barnes
Lisa Michele Church

1:10 PM – 1:35 PM: Historical and Power-Conscious Approaches to Addressing Sexual Violence Among College Students
Dr. Chris Linder, Special Assistant to President Watkins for Violence Prevention & Education, Director of the McCluskeyCenter for Violence

1:35 PM – 2:15 PM: The Intersection of EDI and Public Safety
Mary Ann Villarreal, Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Marlon Lynch, Chief Safety Officer
University of Utah

2:15 PM – 2:40 PM: The Role of State Higher Education Governing Boards in Student Safety
Kerry Soller, Project Manager, Campus Safety and Sexual Violence Prevention at Ohio Department of Higher Education

2:40 PM – 2:45 PM: Closing Remarks

Call for Presenters

This Forum is the first in a series of yearlong workshops dedicated to student safety and equity. If you or someone you know is interested in presenting as part of a workshop or would like a specific topic discussed, please contact Jordan Passey.


Workshops under Consideration

  • What’s my Role? Examining Power and Identity to Address Relationship & Sexual Violence on Campus
  • Patterns of Perpetration: What do we know about perpetration of relationship and sexual violence among college students?
  • Addressing Peer Culture: Shifting the Narrative about Relationship and Sexual Violence Among College Students
  • Clery Alerts – What’s the purpose and how can they be inclusive?
  • Response, Awareness, and Prevention – What’s the Difference and why does it matter?
The minutes for this meeting are either not yet available or only available in PDF format.