September 30, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: VSU President William J. McKinney to Hold Press Conference

VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct.  1, in the University Center Executive Dining Room. He will be joined by members of the President's Special Committee on the Prevention of Sexual Assault.

McKinney appointed the committee, which is comprised of faculty and staff, earlier this year with the charge to assess VSU's strengths and weaknesses in the area of sexual assault prevention. During the summer, the committee began evaluating how the university can make improvements in various areas to include, but not limited to, law enforcement, student development, policy, student health care, counseling, and residence life.

During the press conference, McKinney will also announce an initiative by the committee to host a forum within the next few months to help engage faculty, staff, and students in productive dialogue that challenges the university's culture to become more tolerant and accepting of individuals of a different race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and social class.