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Committees & Task Forces

Committees & Task Forces

Committee work is the lifeblood of IACLEA. Each year IACLEA committee members recognize excellence and bestow awards, carry out our advocacy work, recruit leaders, plan our Annual Conference, and so much more. Committee service is a great way to contribute to the Association while meeting peers and gaining useful experience. Institutional and Professional members at all command levels are invited and encouraged to join an IACLEA Committee. Members that see a gap in committee charges and current needs in the profession are welcome to present a charter for a new committee or task force to the Association President & Board of Directors for consideration. 

 

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Accreditation Commission

Chair: James (Jim) Nawoichyk, Director, Campus Health and Safety, St. Thomas Aquinas College

Staff Liaison:  Jerry Murphy, Director of Professional Services

Board Liaison: Director-at-Large Kristen Roman, Chief of Police, University of Wisconsin (2023)

Charge: Oversee the implementation and administration of the Accreditation Program.

Learn more about the Accreditation Commission

 

Annual Conference Education

Chair: Director Becky Wilkey, Gonzaga University

Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Welsh, COO; and Josh Bronson, Deputy Executive Director

Board Liaison:  TBD

Charge: Develop the education program for the Annual Conference. Select the speakers for the General Sessions and workshops.

 

Awards and Recognition

Chair: Deputy Chief Randy Richardson, Biola University

Staff Liaison: Jerry Murphy, Director of Professional Services

Board Liaison: Michael Thompson (2023), Arizona State University

Charge: Solicit, review, and select nominees for IACLEA awards. Recommend new criteria and awards to the Board of Directors.

 

Bylaw Task Force

Co-Chair: President-Elect Paul Dean, Chief of Police/Associate VP at University of New Hampshire (2024)

Co-Chair: Director-at-Large Lewis Eakins, PhD, Vice President for Public Safety & Emergency PreparednessIvy Tech Community College (2025)

Co-Chair: Mountain-Pacific Regional Director Matt Pedersen, Director of Public Safety/Chief of Police, Utah Valley University (2024)

Staff & Board Liaison: Executive Director Paul Cell

Charge: Review the existing IACLEA Association Bylaws and make recommendations for improvement to the IACLEA Board of Directors. 

 

Communications

Chair: Lieutenant Danny Weigel, University of North Dakota

Staff Liaison:  Lisa Foster, Director of Communications

Board Liaison: Chief Helen Haire, University of Northern Iowa (2025)

Charge: Oversee and coordinate the Association’s external communications strategies and programs to include prepared position statements, press releases and a current cadre of subject matter experts.

 

Conflict of Interest Committee

Chair: TBD

Staff & Board Liaison: Paul Cell, Executive Director

Board Liaison: TBD

 

Corporate Partner Advisory

Chair: David Sinkinson, AppArmor 

Staff Liaison:  Elizabeth Welsh, COO

Board Liaison: Immediate Past President Patrick Ogden (2023)

Charge: Provide feedback to the Association on the operation of the Corporate Partnership Program. Suggest new marketing strategies, and communication/technology enhancements to increase value. 

 

Domestic Preparedness

Chair: Chief Eric Plummer, Radford University

Staff Liaison: Josh Bronson, Deputy Executive Director

Board Liaison: President-Elect Paul Dean, Chief of Police & Assistant Vice President for Public Safety & Risk Management, University of New Hampshire (2024)

Charge: Identify emerging trends and best practices in campus preparedness for man-made and natural disasters.

 

Education and Learning

Chair: AVP Benjamin Hunter, Indiana University

Staff Liaison: Josh Bronson, Deputy Executive Director

Board Liaison: TBD

Charge: Develop, monitor, and deliver topical training workshops to be sponsored by IACLEA or in partnership with other professional associations in person and via the web and emerging technologies.

 

Finance

Chair: VP of Finance L. Angela Webb, Director of Police Services/Public Safety and Chief of Police, Southwest Tennessee Community College (2024)

Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Welsh, COO

Board Liaison: Director-at-Large Lewis Eakins, PhD, Vice President for Public Safety & Emergency PreparednessIvy Tech Community College (2025)

Charge: Oversee the Association’s budget and financial management; report to the membership.

Committee Makeup: Per IACLEA's bylaws, the Finance Committee is to be chaired by the Association's Vice President for Finance. The members of the committee must include the Immediate Past President, the President-Elect, and two additional board members. The Association's President and Executive Director also serve on this committee as ex-officio members. 

 

Future Leaders in Public Safety

Co-Chair:  Aerin Washington-Ritch, Inspector, Professional Standards, Michigan State University

Co-Chair: Lieutenant of Operations Jon-Michael McDaniel, Oregon State University

Staff Liaison: TBD

Board Liaison: TBD

Committee Charge: Develop structures and opportunities among established and rising campus public safety leaders to collaborate and share expertise for the mutual benefit of all officers within an agency.

 

Government Relations

Chair: TBD

Staff Liaison: Executive Director Paul Cell and Deputy Executive Director Josh Bronson

Board Liaison: TBD

Charge: Monitor and respond to proposed and enacted legislation affecting campus public safety in the United States and Canada; establish and maintain appropriate governmental and inter-organizational liaisons; develop programs to help member agencies respond to federal regulations affecting crime data and compliance with crime awareness laws. 

 

International Program Commission

Co-Chair: Canada Regional Director Rob Kilfoyle, Director, Public Safety and Emergency Management at Humber College (2024)

Co-Chair: President-Elect Paul Dean, Chief of Police/Associate VP at University of New Hampshire (2024)

Staff Liaison: Executive Director Paul Cell and Deputy Executive Director Josh Bronson

Board Liaison: TBD

Charge: Monitor and respond to proposed and enacted legislation affecting campus public safety in around the world; establish and maintain appropriate governmental and inter-organizational liaisons; develop programs to help member agencies respond to federal regulations affecting crime data and compliance with crime awareness laws. 

 

Leadership Development

Chair & Board Liaison: Immediate Past President Patrick Ogden, AVP and Chief of Police, University of Delaware (2023)

Staff Liaison: Executive Director Paul Cell and Elizabeth Welsh, COO

Charge: Identify candidates from the membership for nomination to vacant positions on the board of directors.

 

Membership Development & Retention

Chair: Aerin Washington-Ritch, Inspector, Professional Standards, Michigan State University

Staff Liaison:  Elizabeth Welsh, COO

Board Liaison: Director-Southeast Vance Rice (2023)

Charge: Stimulate IACLEA membership growth. Provide resources, networking opportunities, and mentoring relationships to equip new members to adapt to the rigors of campus public safety. 

 

Non-Sworn

Chair: Director-at-Large Lewis Eakins, PhD, Vice President for Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness at Ivy Tech Community College (2025)

Staff Liaison: Josh Bronson, Deputy Executive Director

Board Liaison: TBD

Charge: Develop strategies, services, and guidelines for supporting the mission of non-sworn members as they fulfill their public safety roles. 

 

Regional Task Force

Staff Liaison: Elizabeth Welsh, COO

Charge: Determine how IACLEA can help regions streamline the process of scheduling, planning, and executing regional conferences. 

 

Two-Year Institutions

Chair and Board Liaison: VP of Finance L. Angela Webb, Director of Police Services/Public Safety and Chief of Police, Southwest Tennessee Community College (2024)

Staff Liaison:  TBD

Charge: Develop and recommend to the Board of Directors new programs, training, and services designed specifically for two-year institutions.

 

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