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Anticipated Conference Presenters

Please note that this is a tentative list and more conference presenters will be added before the conference. Check this Web page for updates.

  • Karl F. Brevitz, J.D.
  • Charles Carletta, J.D. Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ann Franke, J.D., 
  • Seth Gilbertson J.D., Associate Counsel for the State University of New York’s Office of General Counsel
  • Steven Healy Managing Partner, Margolis Healy & Associates
  • Jeffrey L. Hirsch Hirsch Roberts Weinstein LLP
  • Steven Healy Managing Partner, Margolis Healy & Associates
  • Linda Langford, Sc.D. Langford & Associates
  • Dr. Gina Lee-Olukoya, Associate Dean of Students at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  • Steven McDonald, J.D. General Counsel, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Gary Margolis, Ed.D. Managing Partner, Margolis Healy
  • Chris Neuwirth, Manager of Emergency Management Services, Margolis Healy & Associates
  • Jeffrey Nolan, J.D. Attorney at Law, Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C.
  • Kimberly Novak, CEO, NovakTalks a campus safety & student risk management consulting firm
  • Dr. Gina Lee Olukoya, Associate Dean of students at University of Illinois
  • Daniel Pascale, Senior Director of Security & Emergency Management Services, Margolis Healy & Associates
  • Dr. Brent Paterson, Vice President of Student Affairs Illinois State University
  • Helen Stubbs, Vice President of Higher Education
  • Denzil Suite, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs, University of Southern California
  • Wynn Smiley, Chief Executive Director Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity – NIC Board Member and President Elect Fraternity Executive Association
  • Larry Stanton Weise, Executive Director, Kappa Alpha Order
  • Dorian Van Horn, Senior Consultant with SIGMA Threat Management Associates
  • Kim Vansell, Director of National Center for Campus Public Safety

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Karl Brevitz, J.D.

Karl F. Brevitz provides consulting services to institutions of higher education.  From June 1999 – August 2013 he served as Director of Legal Resources for NACUA in Washington, DC where he managed the legal resources and programming of the Association. Prior to joining NACUA he served for 12 years as Director of Education at the Institute of Continuing Legal Education at the University of Michigan Law School, and for six years as College Attorney for Ferris State College, a public institution in Michigan. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Adrian College and J.D.cum laude from Wayne State University Law School.

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Charles F. Carletta, J.D.

Charles Carletta, JD, is Secretary of the Institute and General Counsel at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Previously, he was with Pattison, Sampson, Ginsberg & Griffin, P.C. in the Capital District of New York State. His practice was dedicated specifically to college issues including public safety, student affairs, administration, risk management, and government contracts. Mr. Carletta lectures nationally for ASJA and for the Stetson University College of Law at its Conference on Law and Higher Education. He is the author of a chapter in the book The Administration of Campus Discipline: Student, Organizational, and Community Issues. He received a BA from Manhattan College and JD from the Albany Law School of Union University.

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Ann Franke, J.D.

Ann Franke offers consulting services to higher education and other nonprofit organizations nationwide. Her expertise spans issues of employment, risk management, and governance. She is sought after as a speaker, commentator, and author. She is a Fellow of NACUA, a recipient of the national Facilitator Award from the Stetson College of Law, and grantee of a Fulbright senior scholar award. She previously held senior positions with United Educators Insurance and the American Association of University Professors. She received her BA, MA, and JD from the University of Pennsylvania and an LLM from Georgetown University. Clients value her depth of knowledge and practical approach.

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Seth Gilbertson, J.D.

Seth F. Gilbertson is an Associate Counsel for the State University of New York’s Office of General Counsel.  Seth handles labor and student affairs matters for SUNY’s western campuses (Westcam) and specializes in records management and international programs issues for SUNY on a system-wide basis.  Before joining SUNY, Seth was a court attorney for the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department.  In a previous life, he was the Mountain Manager of Apple Mountain Resort in Freeland, Michigan.  Seth earned his B.A., cum laude, from Saginaw Valley State University and his J.D., cum laude, from Albany Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Albany Law Review.  Seth is active in both the New York State Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

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Steven Healy

Steven J. Healy is a managing partner and co-founder of Margolis Healy and is a nationally recognized expert on campus public safety and the Clery Act. From 2003 through 2009, he was the Director of Public Safety at Princeton University where he led the University’s safety, security, and law enforcement programs and is credited with enhancing and expanding the department’s overall professionalism and capabilities.

A past president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), Mr. Healy served as a member of the association’s Government Relations Committee for 13 years. As president of IACLEA, Mr. Healy contributed significantly to the national dialogue about campus safety and security in the aftermath of the tragic rampage-shooting incident at Virginia Tech University in April 2007.

Mr. Healy serves as a subject-matter expert for the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. He testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of “Security on America’s Campuses” and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on the topic of “Best Practices for Keeping America’s Campuses Safe.”

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Jeffrey L. Hirsch, J.D.

Jeff Hirsch is an experienced attorney, author, and teacher who has practiced management labor and employment law for 32 years. During that time, Jeff has advised and represented hundreds of employers in many diverse fields, with a special focus on higher education, healthcare, and human services. Since 1990, Jeff has been the author of widely-used book Labor and Employment in Massachusetts, and he has written similar books analyzing the laws of Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Jeff also wrote the Occupational Safety and Health Handbook, which was distributed nationally. Jeff’s books are relied upon by thousands of lawyers, executives, and human resources professionals around the United States. Jeff is a member of the National Association of College & University Attorneys and a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007. In 2013, The Best Lawyers in America named Jeff “Lawyer of the Year” for the Boston area in Labor and Employment law. In 2011, Jeff was elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Jeff regularly represents employers in labor negotiations, union organizing drives, wage and hour cases, discrimination and wrongful discharge cases. He has appeared on behalf of his clients before dozens of state and federal agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, United States Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division, New Hampshire Human Rights Commission, New Hampshire Department of Labor, New York State Division of Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor and state and federal courts.

Jeff also represents unionized employers in arbitration proceedings pursuant to various collective bargaining agreements in matters involving disputes regarding contract interpretation, employee discipline, and employee discharge. These proceedings are usually administered by the American Arbitration Association or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.

Like all HRW lawyers, Jeff also believes in effective proactive partnering with clients, and he spends a significant amount of time providing in-house professional educational programs to help his clients avoid costly disruptions and disputes.

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Linda Langford, Sc.D.

Dr. Langford currently divides her time between projects at Langford & Associates, her own consulting practice, and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), based at Education Development Center, Inc. in Waltham, MA. She specializes in effective prevention, strategic planning, and health communications, with special interests in violence prevention, environmental approaches to prevention, and translating research to practice. From 1998-2012, she served as an Associate Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention, developing a framework for violence prevention in higher education based on a public health approach that promotes systematic data-driven planning based on the best available science. Her consulting work has included short- and long-term projects, including conducting campus prevention reviews, facilitating meetings, speaking engagements, and conducting trainings on an array of issues including “prevention 101,” strategic planning, logic models, bystander intervention, social norms, effective partnerships, hazing, sexual violence, the intersection of sexual violence and alcohol, and other topics. Her recent SPRC work has included several efforts designed to promote safer and more effective messaging in suicide prevention, including overseeing the development of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Framework for Successful Messaging (www.SuicidePreventionMessaging.org), a resource that launched in June 2014. Linda holds a doctorate in behavioral sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Dr. Gina Lee-Olukoya

Dr. Gina Lee-Olukoya is the associate dean of students at University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign where she provides oversight and support to Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, New Student Programs and campus traditions. Gina also addresses high-risk alcohol use and sexual aggression and misconduct in the student community. Previously, Gina served as Director of the Center for Student Leadership at Wichita State University, Assistant Director of Student life at Illinois State University, and Coordinator of Greek Affairs at Longwood College.  In each of these roles, Gina provides oversight of the campus fraternity and sorority community. 

Gina has served on the advisory council for the Illinois State University chapter of Delta Sigma Phi, has been a board member of the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference (SEPC), and volunteered with the Association of Fraternity Advisors in a variety of capacities including annual meeting logistics chair.  Currently, Gina is the co-chair for the NASPA IV-East Midlevel Institute.  Gina has presented at NASPA, the leading organization for student affairs professionals, and at Legal Affairs in Higher Education conferences in addition to consulting with campuses to address hazing prevention. Gina is a scholar-practitioner who studies hazing involving African American women in historically Black Greek lettered organizations, in addition to how African American women utilize their sorority experience to negotiate issues of gender and race.

She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., served on the board of directors of Hazing Prevention.Org, and previously directed the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention.  She is author of Sisterhood: Hazing and Other Membership Experiences of Women Belonging to Historically African American Sororities. Gina holds bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ball State University and a master’s in Student Personnel Services from the University of North Carolina. She earned a PhD in Higher Education Administration from Illinois State University.


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Gary Margolis, Ed.D.

Dr. Gary J. Margolis is a managing partner and co-founder of Margolis Healy with more than 20 years of distinguished experience in public safety and over a decade in higher education. Under his leadership as Chief of Police at the University of Vermont from 1998 – 2009, UVM Police Services became a three-time internationally accredited police agency through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

A highly-respected and sought after consultant, speaker, educator, and trainer, Dr. Margolis addresses a variety of K-12 and higher education safety and security issues including crises response and communications; security technology application; emergency response and recovery planning; and preventing sexual and gender violence on campuses. He is often called upon by the US Departments of Justice, Education and Homeland Security as a campus security expert and has testified before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary.

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Steven McDonald, J.D.

Steven J. McDonald is General Counsel at Rhode Island School of Design and previously served as Associate Legal Counsel at The Ohio State University. He has handled a number of Internet-related legal matters, ranging from alleged infringements of copyrighted materials on student web pages to investigations of computer break-ins to an e-mail death threat to Socks the cat. He began his legal career in private practice at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, where he represented CompuServe in Cubby v. CompuServe, the first online libel case, and he also has taught courses in Internet law at Ohio State’s College of Law and at Capital University Law School. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and is the editor of NACUA’s The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: A Legal Compendium. In State, ex rel. Thomas v. The Ohio State University, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that he really is a lawyer. He received his A.B. from Duke University in 1982 and his J.D. from The Yale Law School in 1985.

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Chris Neuwirth

Chris Neuwirth is responsible for campus emergency management initiatives, including the development of all-hazard emergency operations plans, hazard and vulnerability assessments, discussion and operations-based exercises, and emergency management training. Prior to joining Margolis Healy, he served the State of New Jersey as a  representative in the state Emergency Operations Center coordinating resource management, information sharing, and private sector integration during disaster response and short-term recovery. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Chris was charged with managing the long-term public health recovery effort throughout New Jersey focusing on environmental health hazards, behavioral health and well-being, syndromic surveillance, and vector-borne and zoonotic diseases. Earlier in his career, he served as an emergency management planner and oversaw a regional emergency operations center with an area of responsibility that included more than 200 public schools, two colleges, and a large university. Chris served as a Chief Officer for two career EMS agencies and as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.  He recently developed New Jersey’s first comprehensive emergency manager training program and serves as the lead instructor.

Chris is a recognized emergency management expert with more than 15 years of experience. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, a Master’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University and completed a post-graduate, international disaster science fellowship with the Emergency Management Academy. Chris also successfully completed many professional and technical programs from institutions such as the FEMA Emergency Management Institute, the Center for Domestic Preparedness, the New Mexico Tech Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center, and the New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy.

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Jeffrey J. Nolan, J.D.

Jeffrey J. Nolan is an attorney and partner with Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, P.C. in Burlington, Vermont (www.dinse.com), where his practice focuses on representing and advising institutions of higher education and other employers with respect to employment law issues, representing and advising institutions of higher education with respect to student-related matters and compliance issues unique to higher education, and assisting institutions of higher education and other employers with the development and implementation of appropriate policies, handbooks and legal issues training programs. Jeff has practiced in these areas since joining the firm in 1992. Jeff is also a Senior Consultant to Sigma Threat Management Associates (www.SigmaTMA.com), and he collaborates often with Margolis, Healy & Associates (www.Margolis-Healy.com) on projects involving the legal aspects of campus safety and security issues.

Jeff often speaks at national, regional and local-audience seminars on legal issues related to student affairs and employment, threat assessment and management, and campus safety and security.  Recent engagements include his work as a subject matter expert and instructor for the nationwide series of campus threat assessment training workshops developed by Margolis, Healy & Associates and funded  by the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing office, presentations on campus security and threat assessment at national conferences of the University Risk Management and Insurance Association, and presentations at an upcoming national Advanced Employment Issues Symposium regarding Americans with Disabilities Act issues.  Jeff is listed in Chambers & Partners America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Labor and Employment Law, in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor and Employment Law, and in New England Super Lawyers in the area of Employment and Labor Law.


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Kimberly Novak

Kimberly Novak, CEO NovakTalks, is an independent consultant for Campus Safety, Student Risk Management and Student Organization Development.  Additionally she serves Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity as the Director of Risk Education and Prevention. She is recognized as a national expert in student-focused risk management, hazing prevention, and involving students in campus safety efforts. She has been invited to speak at national conferences and on college campus around the country and served as faculty for several nationally sponsored professional institutes including HazingPrevention.Org’s national hazing prevention institute, which was renamed in her honor in 2010 as the Novak Institute for Hazing Prevention.

Kim served as a Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Center and on several national advisory boards. She has served on the Board of Directors for HazingPrevention.Org, and The Association of Student Conduct Administrators. Kim currently serves as the Fraternity Executive Association’s Dean for the Interfraternity Institute (IFI) and on the Advisory Board for the University of Vermont and North Texas Higher Ed Law Conferences. Prior to embarking on her consulting career full-time, Kim served as the Director for Student Life at Arizona State University and she also worked at Texas A&M for 8 successful years. In 2008 Kim served as an advisor on the national Response-Ability Bystander Intervention Project, a national fraternity and sorority educational initiative. Additionally, she served as the lead editor of the Student Risk Management Compendium published by NACUA in 2006.

In 2012 Kim was presented the Sue Kraft Fussell Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors and in 2013 she was honored with the Silver Medal By the North American Inter-Fraternal Conference for her leadership in advancing the fraternal movement and for her hazing prevention work.

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Daniel Pascale

Daniel Pascale is responsible for security technology and emergency management related services for MHA clients. Prior to joining MHA full-time in October 2012, Daniel Pascale was the Senior Director of Emergency Communications & Security Technology for the University of Chicago. In this role he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of physical security systems including the design, procurement and implementation of security technology. In addition, Dan oversaw the UC Communications Center which serves as the primary public safety answering point for the University and Medical Center Safety and Security operations. Prior to the University of Chicago, he served 9 years with Rutgers University in NJ where he held the position of Commander of Security Operations and later the Director of Emergency Management with the Division of Public Safety. Dan is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and was selected as one of America’s “Top 20 Security Professionals under 40” by Security Director News in July 2009. He has completed the Emergency Management Institutes Incident Command, Unified Command and Community Educator programs in addition to Basic and Enhanced Risk Assessment through the Department of Homeland Security and Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). Dan has written several articles published in periodicals such as Security Management, Security Dynamics and Campus Security Report relating to event planning, risk analysis and physical security. He has also served as President of the NJ College & University Public Safety Association and as a member of the NJ Governor’s Campus Security Task Force.

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Dr. Brent Paterson

Brent Paterson has been a student affairs professional for 35 years holding positions in admissions, residence life, student conduct administration, and student affairs administration at four universities.  He joined the administration at Illinois State University in 2001 as Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and now serves as Vice President for Student Affairs.  In this role, he is responsible for 12 departments that promote student engagement, healthy behaviors, leadership development, community engagement, and integrative learning. In 2011, he received the Neal R. Gamsky Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the quality of life for students at Illinois State University.  Brent is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Administration and Foundations teaching courses in the college student personnel administration program.

Before joining the administration at Illinois State University, Brent was a member of the student affairs staff at Texas A&M University for 17 years serving in various roles.  He was the Dean of Student Life and Adjunct Associate Professor of Educational Administration immediately prior to moving to Illinois State University.  Earlier in his career, Brent was a hall director at the University of Denver and was Assistant Director of Admissions and an Admissions Counselor at Lambuth College.

Brent holds a B.S. degree in elementary education from Lambuth College, a M.S. degree in counseling from the University of Memphis, and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Denver. 

Brent has been active in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA) and the Association for Student Judicial Affairs (ASJA) holding leadership positions in these associations.

Brent has published over 30 articles and book chapters and is co-author of three books on higher education. He received the D. Parker Young Award from ASJA for outstanding scholarly and research contributions in the area of higher education law. He also served as editor of the Journal of Student Conduct Administration and associate editor of The College Student Affairs Journal.

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Helen Stubbs

Helen Stubbs oversees EverFi’s Partner Education division, disseminating prevention research and best practices to campus members of The Coalition. The Coalition serves as the foundation for EverFi’s position as a thought leader in collegiate alcohol, other drug, and violence (AODV) prevention, with research and tools that enable campus administrators to evaluate and improve upon their efforts to promote health and wellness among their students.

Helen came to EverFi in 2008 having worked exclusively in the non-profit sector, most recently serving nine years at the U.S. Department of Education’s Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention (HEC). For 19 years, HEC served as the national resource center to support campus administrators in promoting campus health, wellness, and safety. During Helen’s time there, HEC was instrumental in articulating and promoting a comprehensive framework for alcohol prevention termed environmental management, now widely embraced by campus practitioners as a standard of best practice. Helen also served eight years as associate director of the Center for College Health and Safety, based at Education Development Center.

Helen holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Vermont and earned a Masters degree from Harvard School of Public Health, where she focused her studies on health communications and the prevention of high-risk behaviors among youth. At HSPH, Helen was co-founder of the Violence Prevention Working Group, and received an Albert Schweitzer Urban Fellowship to support her work to prevent substance use and gang violence among urban youth. Her previous work has addressed such issues as women’s health, sexual health, international health and development, violence prevention, and public health communications.

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Denzil Suite, Ph.D.

Dr. Denzil Suite is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Southern California.  In that capacity he has oversight responsibility for a wide range of offices directly involved in student life and leads the Division as a whole on those occasions when the Vice President is away from the university.

Dr. Suite has worked in Student Affairs at UC Berkeley, Cal State LA, and at UC Santa Cruz. He has been invited to speak about college student issues at several national conference and universities around the country.

In addition to his responsibilities in Student Affairs, Dr. Suite holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Education in the Rossier School of Education, where he teaches courses on the history of higher education and on intervention strategies in student development.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in Higher Education and Student Development from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Policy and Organization from the University of Southern California.

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Wynn Smiley

Wynn Smiley serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. ATO is considered a Division I social fraternity with more than 130 chapters across the United States and 140,000 living alumni around the world. As Chief Executive, Mr. Smiley oversees the day-to-day operations of the National Fraternity. Given the life experiences and expectations of today’s college students, ATO National has developed and maintains a sophisticated communication and education strategy that deals with subjects ranging from proper business etiquette to risk management to strengthening personal faith. ATO’s forward leaning posture has been rewarded with multiple honors including a Smithsonian Citation for creativity in e-media.

In addition, the national fraternity is the central depository for all member and chapter information. ATO has partnered with the University of Illinois library to maintain personal, chapter and national fraternity history spanning its nearly 150 years. Mr. Smiley has been a catalyst for fraternity liability insurance reforms with ATO leading the industry in compulsory binding arbitration, variable premium rates and coverage exclusions.

In 1997, after six years as ATO’s director of communications, Mr. Smiley became the chief executive officer of Alpha Tau Omega. In 2001, ATO founded and Mr. Smiley now serves as chief executive officer of Richmond Property Group, a wholly controlled subsidiary of Alpha Tau Omega. The mission of RPG is to preserve ATO chapter houses for use by ATOs.

Mr. Smiley serves in several positions within the interfraternal community including president-elect of the Fraternity Executives Association, immediate past member of the board of directors for the North-American Interfraternity Conference, the board of directors and past president of the Fraternal Information Programming Group, chairman of the Fraternity Sorority Coalition Assessment and chairman of the NIC Standards Committee.

Alpha Tau Omega is a member of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, FRMT insurance consortium, FIPG risk management information group, the Fraternity Executive Association and the College Fraternity Editors Association.

Mr. Smiley is a graduate of the University of Illinois. After graduation he worked as a television reporter, producer and moderator for a 30 minute weekly program focusing on Illinois political leaders, their policies and practices. He is founder and president of Advisory, Incorporated which focuses on media development.

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Larry Stanton Wiese, J.D.

Larry Stanton Wiese graduated in 1990 with honors from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1995 with a Jurist Doctor and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. He currently serves as the Executive Director and General Counsel at Kappa Alpha Order, a national collegiate men’s social fraternity headquartered in Lexington, Virginia. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation and the Secretary and Treasurer of the Fraternity Housing Corporation.

Larry is the immediate past president and a member of the board of directors for the Fraternity Executives Association and past president and current board member of FIPG, Inc., the leading Greek risk management association. He is also past president and board member of the Fraternity and Sorority Political Action Committee. Larry also serves as the Fraternity Executives Association Liaison and board member for the South Eastern Interfraternity Conference (SEIFC).

He is a former vice-chair for the Non-Profit Organizations Committee of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, and a former Vice President of the Rockbridge County, Virginia Bar Association. He is also a past president and board member of the Lexington Downtown Development Association. He speaks regularly on the subject of risk management to various audiences nationwide and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

As the chief administrative officer of KA, the executive director receives and disburses all funds, requests all reports, and carries out duties specifically assigned by the Executive Council or as permitted by the Kappa Alpha Laws. Further he supervises all members of the national staff.

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Dorian Van Horn

Dorian Van Horn is a Senior Consultant with SIGMA Threat Management Associates and a nationally recognized leader in threat assessment and threat management. Before joining the private sector, Ms. Van Horn served over 25 years as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Ms Van Horn was the NCIS Division Chief in charge of the Threat Management Unit/ Insider Threat program as well as the Family and Sexual Violence program. She also oversaw the Death, Violent Crime, and the Cold Case Homicide Unit. Her prior experience also includes working as a Probation/Parole Officer for Sexual Offenders in Chester County, PA. Ms. Van Horn was appointed by the Secretary of Defense as a Government Advisor to the Defense Science Board (DSB) Task Force on Predicting Violent Behavior. She is a contributing author in the recently published The International Handbook of Threat Assessment, Oxford University, 2013 as well as the Final Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Predicating Violent Behavior, USA005479-12, Sept 2012.

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Kim Vansell

Kim Vansell is the inaugural Director of the National Center for Campus Public Safety. She facilitates the National Center’s mission of providing an array of services to campus public safety agencies, members of campus communities, advocacy organizations, professional associations, and government entities. Prior to joining the National Center, Kim spent over 30 years at the University of Central Missouri, retiring as Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety. In addition to Kim’s deep experience with leadership initiatives, collaborative efforts, and professional organization involvement, she was a generalist instructor with the University of Central Missouri National Police Institute for nearly 20 years and adjunct faculty at the University of Central Missouri Department of Criminal Justice. Kim received her BS in criminal justice administration and her MS in security from the University of Central Missouri. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 235.

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