Mar 27, 2020
IACLEA is pleased to announce the results of the 2020-2021 Board of Directors election, in which six positions were filled. Patrick Ogden was elected to serve as Association president-elect in 2020-2021, followed by a term as president in 2021-2022, and immediate past president in 2022-2023. John Ojeisekhoba was elected to serve as the vice president for finance for the 2020-2023 term. Kristen Roman was elected to serve as director-at-large for the 2020-2023 term. Jim Pollard (North Atlantic), Vance Rice (Southeast), and Michael Thompson (Southwest) were elected to serve as regional directors for the 2020-2023 term. All new terms will begin June 25, 2020, at the close of the annual business meeting that takes place at the IACLEA Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans, Louisiana. Learn more about each elected director and officer below.
President-Elect: Associate Vice President and Chief of Police Patrick Ogden, University of Delaware
Chief Patrick Ogden is a thirty-two-year veteran of Delaware law enforcement. He was selected to lead the University of Delaware Police Department (UDPD), as Chief of Police in 2009. Before his appointment at the University of Delaware, Chief Ogden served for 22 years with the Delaware State Police. He was recognized for many accomplishments throughout his state police career, including an Excellence in Government Service Award; an Exceptional Performance Award; two Superintendent’s Citations; a Valor Award and he was honored as Co-Trooper of the Year. Chief Ogden earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilmington College, attended the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff & Command, the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy, the United State Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Senior Management Institute for Police.
“The opportunity to continue my IACLEA service as President-elect is humbling, exciting and a tremendous honor. We have a strong association of dedicated professionals who are committed to global networking, problem-solving and establishing best practices for our profession. I look forward to the challenges ahead and fostering a collaborative spirit of innovation to advance our mission during these unprecedented times.” – AVP/Chief Patrick Ogden
Director-at-Large: Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police Kristen Roman, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kristen Roman was appointed Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Police of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department in January of 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to her appointment, Chief Roman served for 26 years with the City of Madison Police Department. During her tenure there, she held a variety of positions including Police Officer, Recruiting Officer, Community Relations Sergeant, Professional Standards & Internal Affairs Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant, Patrol Operations Lieutenant, Special Events Team Commander, Crisis Negotiation Team Commander, and Community Outreach Captain. A defining feature of Chief Roman’s career is her extensive work in the area of improving police services to people with mental illness. A past board member of NAMI Dane County and Journey Mental Health Center, she has conducted multiple local, statewide, and national trainings/presentations on police-mental health response and collaboration.
"I'm honored for the opportunity to serve as a member of IACLEA's Board of Directors and I look forward to working with such an experienced and dedicated group of campus law enforcement leaders. We are facing unprecedented circumstances on our campuses, across the country, and globally as COVID-19 continues to plague our communities. As such, it is ever more essential that we support one another through the collaborative work that defines IACLEA. Together, will we best navigate the many challenges that lie ahead." –AVC/Chief Kristin Roman
North Atlantic Regional Director: Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Jim Pollard, Babson College (Massachusetts)
Chief Jim Pollard joined Babson College as the Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police in April of 2011. Prior to joining Babson, Chief Pollard served with Northeastern University's Public Safety Division in Boston for over thirty-three years. Jim spent the last twenty-five years as a Lieutenant Detective and Commanding Officer of the Special Services Unit. Jim earned both a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice degree and a Master of Public Administration degree from Northeastern University. Jim has served as Secretary for the Massachusetts Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA) and has recently completed his second term as President of MACLEA. He also serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Municipal Police Institute, MPI, in South Grafton, MA. Jim is a former member of the Board of Selectmen serving for six years in office in his hometown of Scituate, Massachusetts.
“After a long career in campus public safety, the last four serving as IACLEA’s North Atlantic Regional Director, I am humbled, honored and appreciative to have been re-elected to serve for three more years. I’m looking forward to representing all of the IACLEA members throughout New England to ensure we meet the needs of our membership through enhanced services, resources and training in these challenging times. I look forward to working closely with IACLEA staff and other Board members, but especially the membership, in order to ensure that IACLEA remains the leading authority in Campus Public Safety.” –Chief Jim Pollard
Southeast Regional Director: Chief of Police Vance Rice, Mississippi State University
Chief Rice joined Mississippi State University in July 2014 as Chief of Police following 25 years of service at the University of Arkansas Police Department where he rose to Captain before retiring. During his time there, he worked in or led many divisions, he also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management, and a Master’s Degree in Operations Management, both from the University of Arkansas. He is a 2004 graduate of the 218th session of the FBI National Academy and a 2014 Graduate of the Arkansas Leader.
“IACLEA has been of great value to my career. I am honored and pleased to give back to this outstanding organization. Keeping up hope that we will all be able to meet up in New Orleans this June. Stay Safe.” –Chief Vance Rice
Southwest Regional Director: Chief of Police Michael Thompson, EdD, Arizona State University
Chief Michael Thompson joined the Arizona State University Police Department in May 2008 after spending over 20 years with the City of Mesa Police Department. Michael has served as Commander at the West campus, as Commander of the Support Services Division at the Tempe campus and as Assistant Chief of Support Services of the department. Michael is currently the Chief of Police at Arizona State University since 2014. Chief Thompson received a Master of Administration/Leadership degree from Northern Arizona University, a Master of Education from Northern Arizona University, and a doctorate in Education at Arizona State University with an emphasis in Leadership and Innovation.
“I am honored to be elected as the new Southwest Regional Director for IACLEA. We are certainly facing new and unprecedented challenges today in police work especially on college and university campuses. I have been so impressed with the work that each of you do on a daily basis. I hope to serve my region to the best of my ability, and I am able to represent each of you well.” –Chief Michael Thompson, EdD
Vice President for Finance: Associate Vice President and Chief of Campus Safety John Ojeisekhoba, Biola University (California)
Chief John Ojeisekhoba began his professional career as an underwriter for Chubb & Sons Insurance Company in Los Angeles, and then transitioned into careers in municipal law enforcement with the Garden Grove Police Department and campus public safety at Biola University. He has served the Biola University Campus Safety Department since 1998 and has been the chief of the department for the last 10 years. Chief John has served as an adjunct faculty member at Biola University for over fifteen years and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council. On September 1, 2019, Chief John was promoted to the position of Associate Vice President & Chief of Campus Safety. Chief John received a Master’s Degree in International Business & Int. Studies in 2000, and another Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership in 2004, both from Biola University.