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Randy A. Burba of Chapman University Installed as 59th President of IACLEA

WEST HARTFORD, CT (July 5, 2016) Randy A. Burba, Chief of Public Safety at Chapman University in Orange, CA, was sworn in on June 27, 2016, as the 59th President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) during IACLEAs 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition in Phoenix, AZ.

President Burba's leadership roles in IACLEA include serving on the IACLEA Board of Directors since 2012; one term as Mountain Pacific Regional Director and as President-Elect this past year. President Burba was sworn in by outgoing President William F. Taylor, Chief of Police at Collin College in Plano, TX. President Burba will serve a one-year term of office, commencing immediately.

Since arriving to Chapman University in 2005, Chief Burba has been responsible for all law enforcement related functions for the campus, including parking, transportation services, fire & life safety, and emergency management for the university. Dedicated to the philosophy that solving problems is the core of community policing, his motto is, "Never be so constrained by your job description that you stop looking for ways to say yes." In this way, Chief Burba dedicates himself to providing an example that emphasizes the principle, "If you must say no, say it with compassion for the customers crisis, real or perceived, and provide options."

President Burba began his career in 1986 at the University of Southern California. Over the course of his 29 year campus law enforcement career, he has learned a wealth of superior strategies and skills to continually improve campus safety in higher education, and has shared his knowledge generously in support of his peers and colleagues.

While doing so, President Burba has had a great many extraordinary opportunities to partner with many diverse groups to solve problems. He has worked with effectively within the local communities, on projects as well as programs, as he did in contributing to building a house in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity as part of a community policing outreach. President Burba has also been a leading voice in personal protection, with advanced training from Gavin De Beckers Advanced Threat Assessment and Management Academy, among others. A graduate of the Los Angeles Police Departments West Point Leadership and Command Program, Burba earned a Bachelors degree in Political Science and Public Administration from Cal Poly University and is a graduate of The University of Southern Californias Delinquency Control Institute. Additionally, he has held leadership roles with The California College and University Police Chiefs Association (CCUPCA) and Crime Survivors Inc. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and The American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS).

IACLEA is an association that advances campus public safety for its more than 1,100 educational institution members and 1,800 individual members by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is led by a Board of Directors and managed by a professional staff with headquarters in West Hartford, CT.


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