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New Association Leaders Elected

We are pleased to announce the results of the 2019 IACLEA election, in which three board members and a President-Elect were elected.

Eric Heath was elected to serve as our next President-Elect in 2019-2020, followed by a term as President in 2020-2021 and Immediate Past President in 2021-2022. Malcolm Dawson and Helen Haire were elected to serve as Regional Directors on the Board of Directors for the 2019-2022 term, and Paul Dean was elected to serve as Director at Large on the Board of Directors for the 2019-2022 term. You can read more about each elected individual below. All new terms will begin at the close of the annual business meeting, to take place at the IACLEA Annual Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada late June 2019.

Many congratulations to the elected candidates! We are thrilled to have you on board. Heartfelt thanks also to all of the candidates in this year’s strong slate for their willingness to serve on the IACLEA Board of Directors.

Read more about each elected individual below: 

President-Elect: Associate Vice President for Safety & Security Eric Heath, University of Chicago

Eric M. Heath serves as the Associate Vice President for the University of Chicago’s Department of Safety and Security. The University of Chicago’s Department of Safety and Security includes the UC Police Department (an accredited law enforcement agency), Environmental Health and Safety, Transportation and Parking, Emergency Management and several other major public safety units.  Prior to returning to the University of Chicago, Eric was the Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police for George Mason University’s Department of Police and Public Safety.

For the past several years, Eric has served IACLEA on the Board of Directors as the Vice President for Finance; a position that is also a member of the Association’s Executive Committee.  In his role of VP for Finance, Eric chairs the Finance Committee and serves as the key liaison between board members and IACLEA staff in the development, improvement and/or appropriate use of the Association’s finances.  As a member of the Executive Committee, Eric works closely with the President and IACLEA’s Executive Director on new and continued IACLEA initiatives.   

Eric first joined IACLEA as a newly promoted Lieutenant and immediately volunteered for several active roles in the advancement of the Association.  This led Eric to Chair the Awards and Recognition committee for several years and Co-Chair the Government Relations Committee where he represented IACLEA on numerous initiatives in Washington D.C.  For his work with the association, past IACLEA President David Perry awarded Eric with the IACLEA President’s Award at the 2015 Annual Conference. 

Eric is a graduate of the University of Arkansas, where he started his public safety career, with a Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Sociology and has attended the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command.  A decorated Veteran who has served overseas in the Middle East, Eric has served in a public safety leadership capacity at several prominent institutions including the University of Arkansas, Vanderbilt University, and George Mason University.

Director at Large: Chief Paul Dean, University of New Hampshire

Paul H. Dean is the Chief of Police and Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management for the University of New Hampshire. Chief Dean is a 34-year veteran of law enforcement and holds a Master’s of Science in Leadership and, Bachelor’s of Science with honors in Criminal Justice Management from Granite State College. Chief Dean is a graduate of the 186th Session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA and The Babson College Command Officer Training program in Wellesley, MA.
Chief Dean serves as an adjunct instructor for the Great Bay Community College-Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Program and, the University of New Hampshire Homeland Security Program. Chief Dean served as an adjunct instructor for Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) in collaboration with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Homeland Security Program, as an instructor in terrorism and emergency management related issues.
Chief Dean serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and as co-chair of the IACLEA Homeland Security & Domestic Preparedness Committee.
Chief Dean is the President of the New Hampshire Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Association, Executive Board member of the NH Chiefs of Police-Strafford County Representative, Advisory Board member of the FBI National Academy in Quantico VA and, The United States Department of Homeland Security State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Government Coordinating Council (SLTGCC) and as an Executive Board member of the NH Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Chief Dean serves on numerous committees at the University of New Hampshire, to include the Student/Faculty/Staff Behavioral Intervention Teams, Campus Climate Task Force, Transportation Safety and, Chairs the University Emergency Group. 

Chief Dean is the recipient of the 2012 Granite State College Presidents’ Leadership award, 2013 Great Bay Community College Presidents’ outstanding adjunct Faculty award, 2014 NH Homeland Security award, 2015 LiveSafe Campus Hero award, 2016 Granite State College Victor Montana Community Leadership Award and, the 2016 NH Police Standards & Training Council Commendation for Training and Public Service.

International Regional Director: Security Services Manager Malcolm Dawson, BEM, University of Leeds

Malcolm Dawson has over 42 year’s security experience with both the North Yorkshire Police, where he served for 15 years, and the University of Leeds, where he has worked for the last 27 years, 16 of those in a Senior Security Management position. Malcolm was appointed the Security Services Manager in February 2017, and he is now responsible for all Strategic and Operational Security matters at the University of Leeds.

Malcolm joined North Yorkshire Police in 1975, serving in town and rural locations including ‘Heartbeat Country’ on the North Yorkshire Moors. He then joined the University in 1991, following a brief business venture. 

Malcolm works closely in partnership with West Yorkshire Police, and he was pivotal in having their own police officer on campus, and more recently a police station on campus housing over 120 officers. He was awarded a Police Commanders Commendation for his partnership work in July 2013 for all his hard work at Leeds University where he is a key proponent of partnership working through numerous schemes ensuring that the University of Leeds is a safe environment for students, staff, and visitors. Malcolm has also been awarded a commendation by the University Vice-Chancellor for his exceptional commitment to Health and Safety. He has also being a consecutive two-time Finalist (2012 and 2013) in the Security Manager of the Year Category, at the Annual Security Excellence Awards in London. 

Malcolm has supported AUCSO, the Association of University Chief Security Officers, for over 20 years or more and he is the former Executive Chair of AUCSO for the Northern Region. In 2013, Malcolm was the first recipient from across HE establishments in the UK, to be chosen to represent AUCSO in the first ever AUCSO/IACLCEA International Exchange Programme where he spent a week at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Georgia, Atlanta, USA, with Chief of Police Teresa Crocker. Following his exchange, Malcolm went on to present a summary of his visit to his AUCSO colleagues at the following year’s AUCSO Conference at Roehampton, where he was accompanied and introduced on stage by Vicki Weaver, who at that time, was the current IACLEA President.

On the 13th June 2015, Malcolm was recognised in the Queens 2015 Birthday Honours List and was awarded, by, Her Majesty the Queen, the British Empire Medal (BEM) for Services to Higher Education and Students.

Malcolm is a proud member of the Security Institute, and he is also a Vice President of York City Football Club, a professional Football Club in North Yorkshire, sadly, following two successive relegations, are now playing in the 6th Tier of English Football.

Malcolm is married, has two children and 3 grandchildren and is a football, cricket and snooker fanatic.

Mid-America Regional Director: Chief Helen Haire, University of Northern Iowa

Helen Haire has served as the Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, since 2012.  Prior to taking the position at UNI, she served with the Louisiana State University Police Department for 24 years where she attained the rank of Police Major.  Haire received a Bachelor's degree in History/Political Science from the University of Mississippi and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice from Faulkner University and graduated from the FBI National Academy. 

At the University of Northern Iowa, Chief Haire is responsible for the operations of the Police Division as well as the Parking Division, leading both sworn and non-sworn personnel.   Additional responsibilities include emergency management and Clery compliance.  In her role as Chief/Director, she participates on several university committees including Threat Assessment (chair), Risk Management, Community Partnership Task Force, and Student Intervention.   She is a member of the Senior Vice President's management team and the President's Cabinet and provide input on university matters involving public safety.

In 2018 Chief Haire became the IACLEA Mid-America Regional Director after Tom Johnson retired from campus law enforcement.  As an IACLEA member, she served on and chaired the Communications Committee and is currently the Board liaison to the committee. Haire is also a member of the Finance Committee and the Regional Task Force.



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