University Leaders Explore New Ways to Foster a Safe Campus Culture and Improve the Educational Experience for Students

April 25, 2017

Dr. Edward Ray, president of Oregon State University, discusses new ways to improve the campus environment through safety initiatives in the ninth installment of the President to President series

University Leaders Explore New Ways to Foster a Safe Campus Culture and Improve the Educational Experience for Students

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 25, 2017 - In the latest chapter of the President to President series, published today, Edward Ray, Ph.D., president of Oregon State University outlines the university’s efforts to combat a negative campus culture through anti-violence, anti-assault and substance abuse prevention/recovery programs.

Titled “Taking Action to Overcome Institutional Betrayal on College Campuses,” the article retells the story of an assault on campus and its impact on cultivating a safe and secure campus environment at Oregon State University. Through a restructuring of institutional safety, Dr. Ray promises a stronger and more enhanced educational experience for students, their parents and the rest of the campus community.

The article is part of the 2016-2017 President to President series, published by Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services. The series is written by university presidents for university presidents and focuses on how institutions are developing innovative campus strategies that ensure positive business outcomes while enhancing the student experience.

Each month, a new chapter of President to President is authored by a notable leader in higher education whose institution is at in the forefront of pioneering viewpoints and practices. Sodexo provides publishing support but exerts no editorial influence over the series. Chapters are distributed and promoted electronically and posted on At the end of the ten-part series, all content will be published into a thought-provoking collection and made available online.

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