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UCI Task Force on Campus Culture – Alcohol, Drugs and Behaviors

Dear Campus Community,

I am writing as a follow-up to Chancellor Howard Gillman’s email sent on January 24, 2019. In that email, the Chancellor asked me to convene a task force to review and report on our current campus culture with respect to alcohol and other drugs. The task force’s objective is to provide me with recommendations on how we can improve our campus culture and policies based on new research, best practices and our aspirations to ensure a healthier environment in the future.

I am pleased to share that Cynthia Haq, M.D., department chair of Family Medicine at the UCI Medical Center, has agreed to chair the task force. Dr. Haq joined UCI in January 2018 and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience as a lifelong advocate for global and community health. Among her many accomplishments, she was the founding director for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute.

The task force is comprised of an interdisciplinary set of experts and stakeholders who are committed to the health and well-being of the campus. 

I look forward to receiving the task force’s recommendations and plan to update the campus accordingly.


Edgar J. Dormitorio
Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs

UCI Task Force on Campus Culture –
Alcohol, Drugs and Behaviors

Cynthia Haq   Department Chair, Family Medicine  
Tereza Agesyan   President, Multicultural Greek Council  
Dan Cooper   Associate VC for Clinical and Translational Science and Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering, UCI School of Medicine  
Doug Everhart   Director, Student Wellness and Health Promotion  
Anthony Frisbee   Police Lieutenant – Patrol, UCI Police  
Richard Gannotta   CEO, UCI Health System  
Peyton Geyser   President, Panhellenic Association  
Mike Hallinan   Police Lieutenant – Operations, UCI Police  
Charles Harris   President, Interfraternity Council  
Marcelle Hayashida   Associate Vice Chancellor,
Wellness, Health and Counseling Services
Mahtab Jafari   Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Sheefteh Khalili   Executive Director for Academic Planning Projects, Academic Affairs  
Carlos Konishi   Pediatric Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)  
Jenel Lao   Lecturer and Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs, Education  
Annie Le   President, ASUCI  
Tawny Luu   Deputy Chief of Staff, Strategic Programming,
Office of the Chancellor
Marina Mantos   Interim Director, Greek Life,
Student Life & Leadership
Daniel Martinez   Student Advocate General, ASUCI  
Adeline Nyamathi   Founding Dean and Distinguished Professor,
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Christopher Richmond   Risk Manager, Division of Finance and Administration  
Sharon Stead   Director, Middle Earth Housing  
James Steintrager   Professor, Academic Senate Chair Elect, English  
Shane Wood   Vice President, AGS