Mar 29, 2021
IACLEA is pleased to announce the officers who were elected by the membership during the 2021 election for the Board of Directors. The Leadership Development Committee and the Board of Directors thank all candidates for their willingness to serve and to all members who cast votes.
Congratulations to the following IACLEA leaders:
Rob Kilfoyle, director of public safety and emergency management, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (Etobicoke, Ontario)
L. Angela Webb, director of police services/public safety, Southwest Tennessee Community College (Memphis)
John Ojeisekhoba, associate vice president and chief of campus safety, Biola University (La Mirada, California)
Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic
John Blaisdell, director of safety and security, Marist College (Poughkeepsie, New York)
Regional Director, Mountain Pacific
Lewis Eakins, Ph.D., CPP, chief security officer, and director of public safety, Idaho State University (Pocatello)
“I extend a hearty congratulations to these exemplary leaders,” said Leadership Development Committee Chair and Immediate Past President John Vinson, Ph.D., director of strategic planning and accreditation, and chief diversity officer, PSIA, Indiana University. “These women and men contribute significantly to the Association, and they will continue to support and advance IACLEA’s mission for the good of the entire membership. I thank them for their volunteer service and leadership in our organization.”
The newly elected officers and directors will be sworn-in and assume their duties at the Annual Business Meeting on June 25, 2021.
Incoming President-elect Ojeisekhoba noted, “I firmly believe in our association and the difference we are making in our campuses 24 hours a day, year-round. What our profession brings to the table is unique and is unlike any other department or function on a college or university campus.
We have proven that we have the methods and strategies to develop impactful community-building relationships, implement meaningful safety and security solutions, and provide exemplary leadership.
We have implemented these masterfully and are now looked to as an example to our brothers and sisters in municipal law enforcement—particularly during this period of immense pressure on the general law enforcement and public safety profession.
“As I celebrate our collective achievements, it is clear that we are not without challenges,” Chief Ojeisekhoba continued. “I firmly believe that our association has room to grow and is primed for the next level in our quest to continue to deliver to our members.” To see the areas in which Chief Ojeisekhoba would like to focus, please view his candidate statement.
IACLEA elections occur annually in the spring. The Association invites members to consider running for leadership positions or to serve on IACLEA committees to contribute and learn about the association and its many benefits and initiatives.
"I am honored to be elected and to serve as IACLEA’s Director for the Mountain Pacific Region,” said Director Eakins. “We have an expansive and diverse region of professional campus police and public safety professionals. I will continue to keep the members of this region informed on what is taking place within our Association and on a national level. I am particularly interested in getting more Mountain Pacific Region members involved on committees and presenting at our annual training conferences. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge that needs to be shared with all of our members."
New Mid-Atlantic region director John Blaisdell said, “I am very excited to represent the Mid-Atlantic region on the IACLEA Board of Directors. I look forward to supporting the institutions of higher education within our region. I am hopeful that even in these trying times we can move forward in sharing ideas and opportunities and addressing the pressing issues that face us today. I truly believe that it is through organizations such as IACLEA that we can make a difference in our profession.”
"I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve IACLEA and our members as a Director-at-Large," said Director Webb. "I’m excited about the work we are doing to ensure IACLEA continues to break barriers in our move forward. I desire to play an instrumental role in rejuvenating the two-year institutions committee to ensure our organization provides all-inclusive service to our members. I also plan to assist in IACLEA awareness focus groups and community forums to aid our recruitment efforts and encourage member retention. My ultimate goal is to represent the membership well in all that I do."