Roanoke College

Task Force to Review Critical Incident Plan


SALEM, Va. -In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, the Roanoke College Cabinet has appointed a task force to conduct a review of the College's response plan regarding critical campus incidents. The task force will be chaired by Tom Turner, director of campus safety.

The goal of the task force is to complete its review and make recommendations to Cabinet by mid summer to allow time to implement any necessary changes prior to the beginning of the 2007 fall term.

The task force membership includes: Tom Turner, director of campus safety and chair of the task force; Bob Hines, associate dean for student life; Tess Blethyn, assistant dean, residence life; James Dalton, executive director of information technology; Teresa Gereaux, director of public relations ;Rick Myers, director of physical plant; Dr. Rhonda Ryan, staff counselor; Leah Russell, registrar; Dr. Gail Steehler, professor of chemistry and Paul Millard, a rising junior English major from Southern Pines, N.C.

The President and Cabinet wish to express appreciation to these individuals for agreeing to serve in this most important capacity.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.