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Frostburg State head leads alcohol awareness group

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm •  Published: January 28, 2013

FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter is leading a national panel on college alcohol abuse prevention.

The university said Monday that Gibralter has been named co-chairman of the College Presidents Working Group of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The other co-chairman is Robert Carothers, president emeritus of the University of Rhode Island.

Gibralter joined the panel in 2011.

He has been recognized for his efforts to curb binge drinking after arriving at the western Maryland school in 2006.

The university says the average number of drinks per week reported by students in a triennial survey has dropped from 9.5 in 1997 to 3.9 in 2012. The school says most of that decrease occurred during Gibralter's tenure.