February 4, 2008
Next Steps for the Task Force report
SMU appreciates the interest that is being shown in the recent report of its Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention, which includes 30 recommendations for consideration by the SMU administration. SMU made the report public to provide time for discussion and careful deliberation of the suggestions made.
The Task Force recommendations now will be evaluated by University vice presidents who are responsible for the administrative areas covered by the report. They will provide President Turner with their recommendations by April 15. President Turner will decide by the end of the semester which recommendations can be implemented immediately, with or without modification; which will require further study; and which may not be feasible. But all will be considered. Input on the recommendations should be sent to the appropriate vice president or to the office of the president.
SMU is dedicated to providing a campus environment that encourages good decision-making, responsible behavior and personal and intellectual growth. The appointment of the Task Force is evidence of SMU’s ongoing commitment to address substance abuse prevention, an issue that is challenging colleges and universities nationwide.
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