SRU President announces commission co-chairs


Aug. 17, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University President Cheryl Norton today announced the 2015-16 co-chairs who will provide leadership for her six presidential commissions. They are:

• Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity

Christine Pease Hernandez, assistant professor, communication
Market Schublova, assistant professor, exercise and rehabilitative sciences

• Commission on Wellness

Randy Nichols, professor, physical and health education
Renee Bateman, health promotions coordinator, Student Health Services

• Commission on the Status of Women

Mary Hennessey, assistant to the provost
Stacy Hrizo, assistant professor, biology

• Commission on Disability Issues

Dallas Jackson, assistant professor, physical and health education
Jon Anning, associate professor, exercise and rehabilitative sciences

• Commission on Sustainability

John Golden, instructor, business
Paul Scanlon, special assistant to the president

• Commission on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Tim Oldakowski, assistant professor, English
Deb Schell, assistant director, Smith Student Center

tina moser


The commissions, which are comprised of volunteer student, faculty, staff and administrative members appointed by the president, provide leadership for maintaining a campus community that is open, caring, nurturing, personal, fair, engaging and respectful.

"The commissions serve a very important role on campus as a means of exploring and implementing initiatives that advance 'best practices' in their areas of focus," said Tina Moser, chief of staff in the president's office, who coordinates the commissions. "As a result of the work of the commissions, we've introduced important campus programs such as Safe Zone training, the President's Climate Action Plan, 10,000 steps, wheelchair basketball, Girls ROCK Day and even served "Walking Tacos" during finals week. These, and many other programs, help the campus to focus on being inclusive and caring towards all individuals."

Moser said the commissions are always seeking new members willing to volunteer their time and talent. "Any student, faculty or staff member interested in participating can apply for a position through the President's Office. New people bring fresh eyes and thinking, and we're always open to that," she said.

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