and Mrs. Rexford Blazer as Secretary. Mr. Bell received the nominations and
moved that the nominations cease. His motion was seconded by Mr. Alverson,
and Mr. Clay and Mrs. Blazer were elected by acclamation.
Mr. Clay then indicated that nominations for the Executive Committee
were open. Mr. Pence moved that Mr. Thomas Bell, Mr. Albert Clay, Mr.
Richard Cooper, Mr. Eugene Goss and Mr. George Griffin be elected as members
of the Executive Committee and that Mr. Clay be designated as its Chairman and
Mrs. Rexford Blazer as Secretary (ex officio). Mr. Bell accepted the nomi-
nations and moved that nominations cease. His motion was seconded by Mr.
Alverson. Mr. Bell indicated that the record should show that the Executive
Committee and its officers were elected by acclamation.
D. President's Report to the Trustees
President Singletary called attention to item 12 on page 5 of his report to
the Trustees which had to do with the Drug Education Committee Study. He com-
mended the excellence of the report submitted to him in mid-April and released
by him at that time to the press. He said the report emphasizes that drug use is
basically a social problem not confined to the campus, warns against the misuse
of statistics in defining it, points out that alcohol continues to be the most
common drug in use, and concludes that providing education directed toward
drug use and abuse is a logical function of the University. Although the committee
report is still under study by the administration, President Singletary stated that
it was his present intention to name a standing committee on drug education with
a charge to continue the study, to seek sources of outside financial support for
drug education, and to coordinate the University's efforts with those of the com-
munity and the Commonwealth.
Cognizant of the problem even before the committee was appointed, the
University had already instituted certain programs. For instance, the College
of Pharmacy is now developing a course to be offered this fall dealing with drug
use and abuse from a multidisciplined perspective. The Colleges of Medicine,
Agriculture and Education have held seminars and workshops on drug education,
and information on and discussion of problems of drugs are included in courses
on human biology and health, general psychology and social problems. Counseling
services are being provided to try and determine the needs which cause the indi-
vidual to use drugs and therapy is provided for those who need and want it. A
problem faced in the latter area which must be solved some way is the requirement
that therapists must report the identity of drug users to civil authorities which
deters many people who need such help from seeking it.
Mr. Clay thanked Dr. Singletary for his excellent and timely report and
accepted and ordered filed the President's Report to the Trustees.