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Search Committee Appointed to Identify Candidates for Next Chief, Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services
Amir Rahnamay-Azar, senior vice president for business, finance and administrative services (BFAS) and chief financial officer, today announced the members of the search committee for the next chief, campus safety and emergency management services (CSEMS).
The new chief will oversee the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Emergency Management, Global Safety and Support, and CSEMS administrative and technical support. The selected candidate will be charged with implementing the recommendations made by the independent review of DPS, which was recently conducted by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to create, embrace and advance a new model of campus safety.
“The search committee includes a diverse array of outstanding students, faculty and staff from our campus community,” says Rahnamay-Azar. “This is a critical search for us, and I am grateful to the members of the committee for dedicating their time and energy to helping identify outstanding candidates. The successful candidate will play a key role in transforming our approach to student engagement and campus safety.”
The search committee will be co-chaired by Herm Frazier, senior deputy athletics director, and Lynsay Belshe, senior associate vice president for operations in the BFAS division. The search committee also includes the following members:
- Craig Boise, dean, College of Law
- Mirjavad Hashemi, president, Graduate Student Organization
- Rob Hradsky, vice president for the student experience
- Brice Nordquist, associate professor and dean’s professor of community engagement, writing studies, rhetoric and composition, College of Arts and Sciences
- Neal Powless, University ombuds
- Andrew Saluti, assistant professor, museum studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts
- Adia Santos, undergraduate student
- Kailee Vick, student member of the advisory committee on public safety
The University has engaged the firm of Spelman Johnson for the search, which is expected to be completed by the end of June. The position description is now posted on the Syracuse University Job Board and Spelman Johnson’s website.
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