Tobacco Free Task Force

Mission

To provide campus leadership in the development, adoption, enforcement and evaluation of Phase II of the Tobacco Free USC campus policy. The Tobacco Free Task Force consists of faculty, staff & student representatives from across campus. To meet this mission, the Tobacco Free Task Force will:

  1. Review current benchmarking data regarding the implementation of a tobacco free campus policy from other peer and aspirant schools.
  2. Provide guidance in the development and submission for approval of a revised tobacco free campus policy.
  3. Provide guidance in the identification of best practices in tobacco cessation programs and strategies to assist community members to quit tobacco.
  4. Provide guidance towards capacity building initiatives for a successful policy adoption.
  5. Provide guidance to the development of communications and campaigns for the promotion of this policy and other tobacco prevention campaigns.
  6. Provide guidance and develop guidelines for compliance and enforcement of the policy.
  7. Provide guidance towards the development of an evaluation plan to document effects of the policy implementation.
  8. Provide on-going support to maintain tobacco policy implementation and evaluation.

Members

Tobacco Free Task Force Steering Committee

Students

Joshua Snead, representative, Residence Hall Association
Mackenzie Daly, representative, Residence Hall Association
Andrew Dorsey, president, Graduate Student Association
Danielle Schoffman, representative, Graduate Student Association
Chase Mizzell, vice president, Student Government Association
Morgan Smith, senator, Student Government Association
Kenny Tracy, president Student Government Association
Suzanne Young, graduate assistant, Healthy Carolina

Faculty and Staff

Chair - Jessica Johnston, director, Healthy Carolina
Caroline Agardy, director of programs and services, Human Resources
Jim Demarest, director, Facilities Management
Anna Edwards, director, Student Services
Andy Fink, director of residence life, University Housing
Cpt. Eric Grabski, Law Enforcement and Safety
Duane Grooms, assistant athletics director for facilities services
Maegan Gudridge, communications director, Student Affairs and Academic Support
Kirsten Kennedy, executive director, University Housing
Michelle Lockhart, coordinator, Office of Special Events
Alissa Thebarge, coordinator, Healthy Carolina
Dr. Jim Thrasher, professor, Arnold School of Public Health
Dr. David Mott, professor, School of Medicine
Marguerite O’Brien, director, Campus Wellness
David Whiteman, professor, political science
Dr. Scott Strayer, professor, Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine

Tobacco Free Task Force Subcommittees

Enforcement Subcommittee

Chair - Cpt. Eric Grabski, Law Enforcement and Safety
Caroline Agardy, director of programs and services, Human Resources
Duane Grooms, assistant athletics director for facilities services
Jessica Johnston, director, Healthy Carolina
Michelle Lockhart, coordinator, Office of Special Events
Alisa Liggett, director, Office of Student Conduct
Dr. Alexandra Rowe, director, English Programs for Internationals
Anna Edwards, director, Student Services
Ryan Williams, assistant director, Fraternity and Sorority Life
Alissa Thebarge, coordinator, Healthy Carolina
Suzanne Young, graduate assistant, Healthy Carolina

Communications, Programs and Capacity Building Subcommittee

Chair - Maegan Gudridge, communications director, Student Affairs and Academic Support
Co-Chair, Marguerite O’Brien, director, Campus Wellness
Taylor Cain, graduate assistant, Off-Campus Student Services
Tina Devlin, faculty and staff wellness coordinator, Campus Wellness
Mandi Engram, social media strategist, Strategic Marketing
Kathy Gardner Jones, USC Communications,
Melissa Gentry, director of communication and events, Student Life
Jessica Johnston, director, Healthy Carolina
Liz McCarthy, News and Internal Communications
Edgar Santana, creative director, Student Media
Morgan Smith, senator, Student Government Association
Megan Sexton, News and Internal Communications
Kristina Summey, student health program coordinator, Campus Wellness
Alissa Thebarge, coordinator, Healthy Carolina
Dr. Jim Thrasher, professor, Arnold School of Public Health
Suzanne Young, graduate assistant, Healthy Carolina