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January 7, 2008 :: Task Force to Determine Statewide Recommendations on Campus Safety

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What: Final meeting and decision on recommendations from Gov. Henry’s Campus Life and Safety and Security (CLASS) Task Force to study safety at Oklahoma’s college and CareerTech campuses

When: 9 - 11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8

Where: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200, Oklahoma City

Who: Fifteen officials from higher education, career technology education, public safety and health services

Why: After seven months of research, meetings and surveys, the task force will discuss and vote on final recommendations on campus safety from its five subcommittees: Notification, Response, Counseling, Laws and Policies, and Funding. These recommendations will be compiled in a final report that will be issued to the governor and legislative leadership later this month.

Background: Brad Henry created CLASS by an Executive Order in April 2007 following the Virginia Tech shootings.