How to Protect What Matters Most: Campus Safety During Blue Skies

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 2:00 PM ET

As 97% of students think about their safety on campus, educational institutions must ensure the wellbeing of students including faculty and visitors. While a challenge when it comes to prioritization and budget, campus safety ultimately remains top of mind for higher education leaders. As institutions operate in a post-pandemic world there are many enhancements occurring to improve campus life and to keep people safe. No college campus is immune from critical events. However, learning from past incidents can help determine weaknesses that have yet to be prioritized as well as help identify any outdated or underutilized technologies.

Join us for How to Protect What Matters Most: Campus Safety During Blue Skies, to discover what educational institutions are implementing from lessons learned and the different types of capabilities that will help keep students, faculty, and visitors safe from critical events, including:

• The types of investments that will ensure the safety of students, faculty, and visitors
• How to manage limited funding when it comes to protecting resources, assets, and campuses
• Ways to streamline processes with innovative technology that help enhance campus safety before the incident

About the speakers:

Monica Moll, Director of Public Safety, The Ohio State University

Monica Moll was named The Ohio State University’s Director of Public Safety in October of 2016. She is responsible for the direction of The Ohio State University’s Police Division, Communications & Security Technology, Emergency Management & Fire Prevention, Central Campus Security Services and Wexner Medical Center Security.

Director Moll came to Ohio State from Bowling Green State University where she had served as Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police for six years. At BGSU she was responsible for the direction of the BGSU Police Department, the Office of Emergency Management, Parking Services and Shuttle Services.

Prior joining BGSU, Director Moll was a Lieutenant in the Kent State University Police Department. During her 14 years at KSU she served as shift commander, CIT officer, crisis negotiator for the Metro SWAT Team, community policing liaison, basic police academy instructor, and investigator. She also taught undergraduate policing courses as an adjunct professor.

Benjamin Hunter, Associate Vice President and Superintendent for Public Safety, Indiana University

Benjamin Hunter began his role as superintendent for public safety at Indiana University in January, 2017. He assumed additional responsibilities as interim associate vice president for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance in May,2018. He was appointed associate vice president for Public Safety and Institutional Assurance; superintendent for public safety in January, 2019.

As member of the senior staff in the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs, Hunter oversees and advises university leadership on strategy, policy, and execution for a variety of areas designed to maintain an appropriate level of assurance in university operations and activities: emergency preparedness and response, administrative and academic continuity, policing and community safety, homeland security, emergency communications, university event management, and environmental health and safety. As superintendent, he is responsible for comprehensive strategy, policy and practices for public safety across Indiana University, including the Indiana University Police Department, which has more than 135 sworn officers across all IU campuses. He also is responsible for the Indiana University Police Academy.

James Podlucky, Industry Solutions Manager, Center of Excellence, Everbridge

James Podlucky joined Everbridge in April 2020 as an Industry Solutions Manager. James started his career in the emergency management field after graduating from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL. Throughout his public safety career, he has worked at the city, county, and state level. He is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and a graduate of the Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP), as well as the National Emergency Management Advanced Academy (NEMAA) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Throughout his career, he has served in many roles within various Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) for flooding events, the United States presidential inauguration, tropical storms, winter storms, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Dorian, the World Rowing Championship and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. James has innovated emergency management business processes and data analytics to provide situational awareness and a common operating picture when managing critical events.

About the moderator:

Michael J. Rein, Director, Organizational Assessment Services, Margolis Healy

For more than 22 years, Michael J. Rein served as a trusted member of the Rutgers University Department of Public safety; retiring in 2022 as the Deputy Chief of University Police. The Rutgers University Police Department is comprised of more than 180 sworn and 340 non-sworn employees. In this role he was primarily responsible all professional standards functions. More specifically, Mike supervised the Internal Affairs, CALEA Accreditation, 9-1-1 Communications, Department Training Functions as well as the University’s compliance with the Clery Act. Mike exercised oversight, coordination and implemented systems and policies to ensure consistency in all campus safety and security functions across the Rutgers University system. Moreover, Mike provided direct and indirect supervision over the Chiefs of Police at each Rutgers University location.

Considered an expert in public safety regionalization and shared services, Mike oversaw & coordinated the integration of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey’s Police Department into the Rutgers Police Department & more general public safety activities associated with the integration of the universities. Mike has worked with neighboring jurisdictions to build successful partnerships and shared services agreements, which leveraged economies of scale to provide exceptional services, which exceed customer expectations.

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The Speakers


Teresa Anderson

Moderator, ASIS


George Siegle



Chf. Brendan Deenihan

Bureau of Detectives, Chicago Police Department


Thomas Henkey

Director of Emergency Management, Titan Security Group

The Agenda

Take a peek at our agenda for this live event, and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 1 | 12-4:30pm CT

Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL




Welcome Remarks:

Teresa Anderson


Keynote: Resilience During COVID: From Fighting Crime to Protecting Employees

Chief Brendan Deenihan


Trends and Strategies for Managing Risks with a Hybrid Workforce

George Siegle




Panel Session: Operational Resilience in an Ever-Changing Risk Landscape

Teresa Anderson | George Siegle Chf. Brendan Deenihan | Thomas Henkey


Closing Remarks:

Teresa Anderson

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