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MSU hosts A.G. Beshear in a campus sexual assault-safety discussion

Morehead State University hosted Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear for a campus sexual assault/safety discussion titled, “Safe Campuses: Creating a Culture Free from Sexual Assault,” Tuesday, in the Button Drill Room.

Dr. Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan, MSU president, introduced Beshear, who spoke briefly on Title IX, goals of safe campuses, justice for victims and ending rape culture. He then facilitated a panel discussion.

The panel contained Gretchen Hunt of Beshear’s staff who provided an overview of Title IX/Clery Act and clarify protections. She also shared options for survivors on campus, OAG initiatives on prevention and addressing campus sexual assault.

Also on the panel were: Meghan Wright, member of Beshear’s Survivors Council; Harold Nally, MSU’s human resources director; Mike Martin, MSUPD officer; Dr. Shannon Smith-Stephens, MSU’s Counseling and Health Services director; and Stacey Brashear, Pathways victim’s advocate.

Rep. Rocky Adkins also attended the event.

Information tables were located in the Button Lobby and staffed by involved agencies.

Additional information is available from Melisa Patrick, MSU’s Center for Regional Engagement volunteer and community service coordinator, at 606-783-9327 or email her at

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