Shoreline CC President calls for campus-wide discussion on violence

Saturday, December 22, 2012

SCC President Lee Lambert
By Jim Hills

Recent tragic events provide an opportunity for all students, employees and visitors to the Shoreline Community College campus to review the emergency procedures and policies that are in place.

President Lee Lambert is asking the campus to do more.

"Reviewing our procedures is part of our daily work; it is expected," Lambert said. "I would hope that the Connecticut shootings would prompt more than just a policy check, but spur thoughtful and thorough conversations about all the facets of such an event and the American experience with such violence."

Lambert said those areas could include public safety, gun control, mental health and the effectiveness and implications of policies and actions in those areas and more.

"Using our college governance structure, I’m asking College Council to consider how such conversations might occur on our campus in a meaningful way," Lambert said. "The College Council includes representatives from all campus constituencies and I’d hope any effort gives everyone an opportunity to be heard and learn if they so choose."

Lambert noted that the college does have in place a variety of policies, procedures and resources related to emergencies of all kinds.

"Our goal is to promote a safe and welcoming environment to improve the quality of campus life for everyone learning and working at Shoreline Community College," President Lee Lambert said. 
“We do this by working in partnership with the campus community to provide professional and effective campus safety."


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