Working Group Purpose Statement:

Review and enhance processes that support faculty, staff and students as they navigate the JMU community with regard to incidents of bias, discrimination and harassment.  Focus on how to build knowledge and awareness of those resources.  Training for key University community leaders and beyond that will enhance the overall safety, protection and well-being of people of color at JMU. We want to research and address public safety interactions especially with black people but including all other racial groups as well.


Working Group Co-Chairs and Liaison:
Kevin Lanoue

Kevin Lanoue

Interim Chief of Police James Madison University Police Deptartment

Norman Jones

Norman Jones, III

Student Representative to the Board of Visitors

Amy Sirockey-Meck

Amy M. Sirocky-Meck

Director, Title IX Office

Ashley Stovall

Ashley K. Stovall

Assistant Dean of Students

Working Group Members:

Chris Anderson - Alumnus

Lauren Broussard - Alumna

Gabriel Camacho - Harrisonburg Police Department

Gianluca De Fazio - Associate Professor, Justice Studies

Kimberly Embe-Mamong - Student

Gina Friend - Alumna, Parents Council

Veleka S. Gatling - Alumna, Director of Diversity, Old Dominion University

Valarie Ghant - Director of Center for Multicultural Student Services

Jonathan Page - Director of Multicultural Affairs, Longwood University

Ashley Taylor Jaffe - Associate Professor, College of Education

Sierra Orr - Student

Allizaeh Wood - Student

Amanda M C Yankey - Assistant Director, Centennial Scholars Program

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