DURANT, Okla. – A 15-member task force has been created to make recommendations on how Southeastern Oklahoma State University can safely and responsibly repopulate the campus in anticipation of the Fall 2020 semester.
Among the many sources the task force will be utilizing information from will be the Centers for Disease Control, American College Health Association, Oklahoma State Department of Health, and Oklahoma Commerce.
Among the initial questions the group is charged with analyzing are:
What are the guidelines used as a basic framework?
How and when do we bring staff and faculty back to campus?
- What will the work environment look like?
- What will we need to do and provide to do that safely?
How and when do we bring students back to campus?
- Special programs (aviation, athletic campus, counseling internships)
How and when do we bring the community back to campus?
- Large groups
- Community-based events
The task force, appointed by Southeastern president Thomas Newsom, includes University administrators and staff, a student, and community members. Dr. Newsom and Regent Amy Anne Ford of the Regional University System of Oklahoma are ex officio members.
Following are the members of the task force:
Liz McCraw – Vice President for Student Affairs (Chair)
Dr. Teresa Golden – Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Tim Boatmun – Vice President for Enrollment Management
Dennis Westman – Vice President for Business Affairs
Dr. Randy Clark – Faculty Senate President
Keith Baxter – Director of Athletics
Alan Burton – Director of University Communications
John Carey – Chairman of Southeastern Foundation
Alisha Ridenour – Staff Association President
Ana Antuono – Student Government Association President
April Lehrling – Director of Student Wellness Services
Paula Harp – Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Chris Kates – Chickasaw Nation
Amy Anne Ford – Community/Regent (Ex Officio)
Dr. Thomas Newsom –President (Ex Officio)