This independent panel was established to:
- Provide a full and open accounting of the events surrounding the May 31, 2020 protests in Fredericksburg and the role played by UMW Police,
- Identify lessons learned and what reforms, if any, need to be made to ensure that the policies, practices, and procedures of the UMW Police are in alignment with UMW’s Statement of Community Values (ASPIRE), and
- Determine in what way should we reframe the role of UMW Police in light of the current climate on campus and in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the country.
The panel consists of the following members:
- Rhonda VanLowe, UMW Board of Visitors and Chair of CAP
- Zoya Ahmed, ‘18 Alumna
- Allida Black, UMW Board of Visitors
- Bridget Brew, UMW Assistant Professor, Sociology & Anthropology
- Claire Cole Curcio, Community Member
- Arin Doerfler, UMW Senior Accountant
- Maya Jenkins, UMW student
- Pamela Jones, Community Member
- Salem Smith, UMW student
- Marc Tate, ’92 Alumnus
- Danny Tweedy, UMW Associate Professor, English, Linguistics, and Communication
- Michael Hall, UMW Chief of Police and Ex Officio Member of CAP
- Davis McCrory, UMW Internal Auditor and Ex Officio Member of CAP
- July 28, 2020: UMW President, Dr. Troy Paino, appointed UMW Chief of Police, Michael Hall, as an Ex Officio member of the panel.
- September 7, 2020: President Troy Paino appointed Dr. Bridget Brew, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, to the panel.