Responding to Protests on Campus
Campus Partners: Responding to Protests on Campus
Argyle Wade, Chief Kristen Roman and Captain Jason Whitney will be discussing the importance of partnerships on campus when preparing for protests. They will discuss values that guide decisions being made by campus leadership prior to and during protest. Captain Whitney will discuss some tactics that have been used in large disturbances on the University of Wisconsin Madison Campus. They will discuss the importance of building relationships, building trust with the community and having open dialogue pre, during and post incidents.
Meet the Presenters:
Argyle Wade holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University and degrees from Truman State University and Emporia State University. In 2007, he assumed the position of Associate Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since that time his role has expanded to include Assistant Vice Provost and Chief of Staff for the Division of Student Life. Argyle has recently been appointed to be the interim Dean of Students beginning in August 2018.
Kristen Roman was appointed Chief of Police/Associate Vice Chancellor of the UW-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. While a student at UW-Madison, she was a member of the UW Volleyball team.
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, Crisis Negotiation Team Commander, and Community Outreach Captain. In addition, she coordinated department Critical Incident Stress Management efforts and supervised the department’s Peer Support Program.
A defining feature of Chief Roman’s career is her extensive work in the area of improving police services to people with mental illness. She has conducted multiple local, statewide, and national trainings/presentations on the subject, is a past NAMI Dane County Board member and a current member of the Board of Directors for Journey Mental Health. Chief Roman is committed to collaborative approaches to ensuring safety and to the practice of always reaching higher.
Captain Jason Whitney, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jason Whitney started with the University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department (UWPD) on June 1st 1998. Prior to working at UWPD Whitney spent four years in the United States Marine Corps. He also has a Bachelor’s degree in Management in Criminal Justice from Concordia University. In May 2002 Whitney started the departments K9 unit with police K9 Mosely. Whitney expanded the K9 unit to include another explosive detection dog in 2003 and a narcotics detection dog in 2007. Whitney was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2003 an assigned to supervise 2nd shift patrol. Whitney spent 3 years supervising 2nd shift patrol and 3 years supervising 1st patrol. In 2009 Whitney was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Special Events Lieutenant. In this position Whitney was responsible for coordinating, planning and staffing for all special events for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Whitney was promoted to Captain of Investigative Services in 2014 and oversaw investigations, Clery, Threat and the department’s public information officer. In 2017, Whitney transitioned to oversee the operations of the department which consists of all police, security and dispatch operations.