Travel, Risk Assessment and Safety (TRAS) Committee

The Travel, Risk Assessment, and Safety (TRAS) Committee is responsible for reviewing all university-related domestic and international travel requests made by Missouri S&T students, faculty and staff.

Until further notice, the TRAS Committee will review all travel requests. Exemptions will be granted on a case-by-case basis. 

To request an exemption, email  Download the Travel Policy Exemption Request Form.

For more information, please review the March 12, 2020 COVID-19 update.


Student International Travel, Risk Assessment and Safety (SITRAS) Committee

The SITRAS Committee reviews all student international travel requests.

Committee Chair

Committee Members

  • Dr. Venkat Allada, Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
  • Dr. Jeffrey Cawlfield, Professor of Geosciences, Geological & Petroleum Engineering
  • Dr. Kamal Khayat, Professor of Civil Engineering, Vernon and Maralee Jones Chair
  • Mr. Ed Knollmeyer, Assistant Vice President, UM System Management Services
  • Ms. Kelly Mescher, Counsel, UM System General Counsel's Office
  • Dr. Melanie Mormile, Professor of Biological Sciences, Geological Sciences and Engineering Interim Associate Dean of Research and External Relations
  • Ms. Rachel Morris, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Support
  • Dr. Jim Murphy, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean of Students
  • Chief Doug Roberts, Police Chief, University Police
  • Dr. Costas Tsatsoulis, Vice Chancellor of Research & Dean of Graduate Studies


  • Ms. Susan Potrafka, Senior Assistant Director for International Affairs