In our ongoing effort to create an environment that is healthy for all members of our community, the University of Michigan became a smoke–free university on July 1, 2011. This will help reduce the risks of second–hand smoke and ensure a healthier environment for faculty, staff, students and visitors.
Smoke-Free Initiative Steering Committee (2009-2010)
The team was co–chaired by Kenneth Warner, Dean of the School of Public Health, and Dr. Robert Winfield, Chief Health Officer for the University of Michigan and Director of University Health Service.
Steering Committee membership was comprised of the chairs of each of five subcommittees:
Kallie Bila Michels, Assoc. Vice President for Communications
Simone Himbeault Taylor, Assoc. Vice President for Student Affairs
Laurita Thomas, Assoc. Vice President for Human Resources
Grounds and Facilities:
Bill Bess, Special Advisor to the Assoc. Vice President of Facilities & Operations
Gloria Hage, Assoc. Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Advisor from the Office of the President:
Expert Advisor to the Steering Committee:
Linda Thomas, Manager, Tobacco Consultation Service, UMHS