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Task Force Organization and Membership

The Task Force has been divided into three subcommittees that will meet three times per quarter.

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Areas of focus:

  • Finding ways to create an open and supportive relationship among students, faculty, campus organizations, the administration, law enforcement, community based organizations, and the greater college/university community.
  • Assess current prevention programs for faculty, students and staff to determine what training is currently being utilized, who are the recipients and their effectiveness.
  • Research and review prevention programs for faculty, students and staff in Virginia, nationally and internationally to identify best practices.
  • Identify the best methods to encourage reporting by victims and anonymous reporting by witnesses.

Subcommittee Chair:

Emily Renda, Program Coordinator in Student Affairs, University of Virginia

Assigned Cabinet Secretary:

Secretary of Education Anne Holton

Staff Contacts:          

Lisa Furr, Office of the Attorney General


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Kay Heidbreder, University Legal Counsel Virginia Tech and Special Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General



Fran Bradford, Associate Vice President for Government Relations, The College of William and Mary

Ángel Cabrera,President, George Mason University

Leah K. Cox, Ph.D., Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, Title IX Coordinator, University of Mary Washington

Brandon T. Day, President, Student Government Association, Virginia Commonwealth University

Dorothy J. Edwards, Ph.D.,Executive Director, Green Dot

Tom Kramer, Executive Director, Virginia21

Christopher N. Ndiritu, Student Body President, Student Government Association, Old Dominion University

Frank Shushok, Jr., Senior Associate VP for Student Affairs, Virginia Tech

Rosemary Trible, President, Fear 2 Freedom

Kristi VanAudenhove, Executive Director, Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance