Austin, TX, August 30, 2021 – SafeHorns, a non-profit organization, composed of concerned parents, students, stakeholders, and citizens committed to improving safety at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and surrounding neighborhoods where students live, today announced the appointment of their new Board of Directors.
The new Board of Directors is composed of alumni and parents of current and former UT Austin students. Joell McNew will continue in the role of President. She welcomes Carla George as Vice President, Kellis Williard as Treasurer, Tonya Clark as Secretary, and Donna Williard as Assistant Treasurer.
“I am so excited to welcome the new board members,” said Joell McNew. “Tackling the increasing crime in the neighborhoods surrounding the university requires a collaborative solution involving all stakeholders. The new board members bring years of experience in both the corporate and non-profit environments that will allow SafeHorns to continue to focus and deliver on our mission. We are so fortunate to have thousands of parents and community partners committed to improving the quality of life for the students, faculty, staff and visitors that come to the university each day. We look forward to continuing to advocate for their safety.”
SafeHorns is a non-profit organization of concerned parents, students, stakeholders, and citizens committed to improving safety at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and surrounding neighborhoods where students live. Founded after the on-campus sexual assault and murder of UT Austin Freshman Haruka Weiser in April 2016, SafeHorns is committed to improving the safety for UT Austin students, faculty, staff, and visitors on and around campus through on-going advocacy, strategic planning, and implementation.
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