2020 Conference Schedule

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The conference area is on the second floor of Treasure Island Hotel and Resort.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

7:00a–12:00p Registration Desk Badge Pick Up
7:30a–8:30a Treasure Island D/E Gourmet Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:30a–8:45a Treasure Island D/E Welcome
8:45a–9:45a Treasure Island D/E
L.E.S.S. is More: Campus Employee Shooting Leads to New Communication Plan

Adrian Andrews
Texas Christian University
Vice Chancellor of Public Safety

10:00a–11:30a Treasure Island D/E
Chief’s Panel

Alice Cary (MODERATOR)
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Police Chief

Mike Hill
Swarthmore College
Public Safety Director

Ceaser Moore
University of Houston 
AVC/Chief of Police

Klay Peterson
University of South Carolina Upstate 
Chief of Police

11:30a–11:45a Treasure Island D/E Department of the Year Award Ceremony
11:45a–1:15p Treasure Island D/E Lunch
1:15p–2:15p Treasure Island D/E
Crisis Communication Panel

Christopher Land (MODERATOR)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel

Cindy Brown
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Public Affairs Senior Director

Alisa Giardinelli
Swarthmore College
Assistant Vice President of Communications

Christy Jackson
UNC Charlotte
Director of Communications, Business Affairs

Ellen Treanor
Cal State Fullerton
Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications

1:15p–2:15p Treasure Island F
Busy Campus Busy Streets: How an Urban University Decreased Pedestrian Accidents by 42 Percent

Bill Abston
Deputy Police Chief

Margie Smith-Simmons
Chief of Staff

2:30p–3:30p Treasure Island D/E
Communicating from the Front Lines of a Five-Alarm Fire: A Case Study

Mary-Hope Vass
James Madison University
Media Relations Manager

2:30p–3:30p Treasure Island F
Counter-Terrorism 2020:  The Evolving Threat Landscape

Daniel Piazza
Oklahoma City Community College
Chief of Police

Brandon Davis
Oklahoma City Community College

3:45p–4:45p Treasure Island D/E
Hostage Situation on Campus: 28 Students and Professor Held in 8-Hour Standoff

Gary MacNamara
Sacred Heart University
Exec. Dir Public Safety/ Gov’t Affairs

4:45p–4:50p Treasure Island D/E Announcements
5:00p–6:30p Reception Complimentary cocktail reception with food and drinks at the Golden Circle on the first floor of Treasure Island


Thursday, February 27, 2020

7:30a–8:25a Caribbean AB Gourmet Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:30a–9:30a Treasure Island D/E
Collaborative Management of Back-to-Back Crises on Campus

Raymund Aguirre
Cal State Fullerton
Chief of Police

Ellen Treanor
Cal State Fullerton
Associate Vice President of Strategic Communications

Scot Willey
Cal State Fullerton
Administrative Captain

Marissa Garza
Cal State Fullerton
University Police Media Relations

9:45a–10:45a Treasure Island D/E
Clery/Title IX Panel

Elizabeth Caulkins (MODERATOR)
The University of Texas at Tyler
Title IX Investigator

Shanieka Jones
California State University, Monterey Bay
Clery Director

John McCandless
Miami University
Chief of Police

Melinda Schwyn
Adrian College
Dean of Student Affairs

11:00a–12:00p Treasure Island D/E
Integrating Safety and Security Initiatives into a Security Master Plan

Terrance DeGray
San Jose Evergreen Community College District
Associate Vice Chancellor, Physical Plant Development and Operations

Thomas Morales
San Jose Evergreen Community College District
Chief of Police

12:00a–1:30p Treasure Island D/E Lunch
1:30p-2:20p Treasure Island D/E
Crisis Communication in Response to a Series of Campus Incidents

Ceaser Moore
University of Houston
Associate Vice Chancellor/ Chief of Police

Walter Lucas
University of Houston
Lieutenant, Criminal Investigations Division

1:30p–2:20p Treasure Island F
Ensuring Administrative Capacity to Address Clery Act Compliance: A Campus Example

Shanieka Jones
California State University, Monterey Bay
Clery Director


2:30p–3:20p Treasure Island D/E
Use of Force Encounters on Campus: Investment in Training is the Key

Cesar Gracia
Lincoln Memorial University
Dean of Campus Safety Operations

2:30p–3:20p Treasure Island F
Tweets, Snaps, and Streaming: An Analysis of the Implications of Social Media in Campus-Wide Crises

Estrellita Longoria
Concordia University – Texas
Director of Residential Life

3:30p–4:20p Treasure Island D/E
Navigating Myths and Misunderstandings about Crisis Communications and Response

Christy Jackson
UNC Charlotte
Director of Communications, Business Affairs

Christopher Gonyar
UNC Charlotte
Director of Emergency Management

4:20p–4:30p Treasure Island D/E


Schedule subject to change.