Mar 29, 2022
IACLEA is pleased to announce the officers who were elected by the membership during the 2022 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:
Paul Dean, Chief of Police and Associate Vice President for Public Safety and Risk Management for the University of New Hampshire (Durham, New Hampshire)
Terry Branch, Head of Security, Imperial College (London, United Kingdom)
Lewis Eakins, Vice President for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Ivy Tech Community College (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Regional Director, Mid-America
Helen Haire, Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety, University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls, Iowa)
“I extend my heartiest congratulations to these leaders,” said Leadership Development Committee Chair and Immediate Past President Eric M. Heath, Associate Vice President for Safety & Security at the University of Chicago.
“While these faces are well-known and currently serving as Board members, these four 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 30, 2022.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I accept this important role,” said incoming President-Elect Paul Dean. “I would like to thank the IACLEA membership for placing their confidence and trust in me to serve them,” he added.
Chief Dean will serve a three-year term that includes the roles of President-Elect (2022-23 term), President (2023-24), and Immediate Past President (2024-25).
“This is a responsibility I do not take lightly, and I will continue to work for you and represent IACLEA as we collectively address today’s complex campus public safety landscape worldwide. Thank you to all who encouraged me to take on leadership roles, especially to those leaders, colleagues, and family who have guided me, supported me, educated me, and prepared me for this important role,” Dean added.
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 would like to thank everyone for having confidence in my continued leadership on the IACLEA Board of Directors,” said Lewis Eakins, who was the incumbent and winner for the Director-at-Large seat. “I do not take this honor lightly, and I will continue to represent all our membership. I hope to see as many of you as possible in Las Vegas at the annual training conference in June!”
Helen Haire, also the incumbent and winner of the regional directorship for Mid-America, also expressed her thanks. “I am honored to have been chosen to continue as your regional director,” she said. “Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions, concerns, or issues that you want presented to the Board.”
Haire encourages IACLEA members to attend the Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. “We anticipate a great turnout with lots of great sessions and networking opportunities. Many international travel restrictions have loosened; so, hopefully, we can reconnect with our international colleagues. See you there!”