Chemical Oversight Advisory Committee

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Mission Statement

The primary mission of the Chemical Oversight Advisory Committee (COAC) is to recommend campus-wide policy for dealing with chemical handling and disposal issues related to the University.


Dr. Gary Kinsel
Interim Vice Chancellor of Research

Dr. Lichang Wang
Professor and Chair, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Rasit Koc
Professor and Chair, Mechanical Engineering and Energy Processes

Dr. Karen Jones
Professor & Chair, Animal Science Food & Nutrition Department

Mr. Scott Weber
Supervising Architect and Engineer, Plant and Service Operations

Ms. Deb Quamen
Executive Director of Administrative Services, School of Medicine

Ms. Leslie Korando
Safety Officer III, Center for Environmental Health & Safety

Dr. Ami Ruffing
Program Director, Vice Chancellor for Research

Ms. Debra Sarvela
Director, Center for Environmental Health & Safety