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2 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.