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Advisory Committee

Members of the University of Richmond community embrace a shared commitment to addressing the problem of sexual violence, and a desire to contribute to the responsibility we all share to ensuring the safety of our campus. To guide this important work, President Ronald A. Crutcher established a President’s Advisory Committee for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response, which met formally for the first time in December 2016.

The Committee includes representation from across the University community, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and Trustees, and is responsible for reviewing the University’s training, prevention, and response efforts, as well as policies and procedures. The Committee will also have an important role to play in considering opportunities for the University to enhance its prevention efforts, and will actively and regularly seek input from stakeholder groups, concerned students, and subject matter experts.


  • Chair: Ronald A. Crutcher, President
  • Steve Bisese, Vice President, Student Development
  • Ashleigh Brock, ’05, Associate Director, Experiential Learning & Assessment, Alumni and Career Services
  • Tara Casey, Director, Carrico Center for Pro Bono and Public Service, Richmond Law
  • Claire Comey, ’19
  • Amanda DeBusk, WC’78, P’17, P’20, Trustee Emerita
  • Sara Hyman, ’19
  • David Lyons, B’87, URAA Board Member
  • Dave McCoy, Chief of University Police
  • Kristine Nolin, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Brittany Schaal, GC’16, Director of Emergency Management
  • Emily Shepard, L’18
  • Peter Smallwood, Associate Professor of Biology
  • Steve Thompson, Associate Professor of Management
  • Jayson Vivas, ’18
  • Thad Williamson, Associate Professor of Leadership Studies
  • Jamelle Wilson, P’20, Dean, School of Professional and Continuing Studies
  • Michael Tyler York, ’19
  • Staff to the Committee: Shannon Sinclair, Vice President and General Counsel