The Baxter Award

MTSU Director of Health Promotion Honored for Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention Work

On May 24, 2018 the Coalition of Healthy and Safe Campus Communities (CHASCo) awarded Ms. Lisa Schrader the Susanna L. Baxter Alcohol, Drug, and Violence Prevention in Higher Education Award for her statewide efforts in alcohol, other drug, and violence prevention at the collegiate level. The Baxter Award, given biennially, recognizes an individual in the State who, like Baxter, has volunteered his or her time and energy to achieve positive results in the area of alcohol and other drug and violence prevention.

Schrader is the Director of Promotion at Middle TN State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She has served in multiple roles on CHASCo’s Executive Board.  Most recently, in 2016, she was elected Vice-Chairperson and she served as the Chairperson of the CHASCo Executive Board from January of 2017 until June 2018.  Lisa has been instrumental in ensuring CHASCo continues to be a proactive, statewide resource for colleges and their surrounding communities to combat alcohol and drug abuse and the violence often associated with it. 

By bringing together campus leaders from 32 public and private college campuses across Tennessee, CHASCo has had a profound impact on reducing substance abuse and preventing violence statewide. Since its inception in 2002, CHASCo has received multiple state and federal grants to enable campuses to assess the prevalence of and reduce the misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs on college campuses. CHASCo offers multiple training sessions annually to staff from its member campuses on cutting-edge, research-based prevention tools including motivational interviewing and social norming.

More information about CHASCo is available on our website,