Announcing Reproductive Health Working Groups

To the Case Western Reserve Community:

As developments relating to reproductive health continue in different states and at the federal level, we want to update you regarding steps Case Western Reserve is taking to inform and support students, staff and faculty. 

We have completed formation of the task force’s three working groups; while their full membership can be found on the reproductive health website, below are the co-chairs and focus for each:

  • Provost Ben Vinson and the provost’s chief of staff, Lisa Camp, will co-chair the Academic Freedom working group, which will collaborate with the campus on educational programming and opportunities for dialogue regarding reproductive health. As of this writing, our assessment of existing legislation and pending bills indicates that none require changes to curriculum or instruction;
  • Vice President for Human Resources Carolyn Gregory, Executive Director for University Health and Counseling Services Sara Lee, and one of us (Gabrielle Lincoff) will co-chair the Reproductive Health Services Access working group, which will explore how best to inform and assist members of our campus community access reproductive health care services; and
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Academic and Faculty Affairs Don Feke, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Undergraduate Admission Robert McCullough, and Carolyn Gregory will co-chair the Retention and Recruitment working group, which will recommend strategies to help attract and keep students, faculty, and staff.

The working groups are meeting this week, while the two of us are engaging with different CWRU units and individuals regarding their concerns and comments. If your group would like to speak with us, or if you have individual questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us at We also continue efforts aimed at providing tangible assistance to our community, and hope to provide more specific updates next week. 

Read more on the Reproductive Health website.