2020 Conference Schedule

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


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

7:00a–9:00a Registration Desk Badge Pick Up
7:30a–8:30a Caribbean AB Gourmet Hot Breakfast Buffet
8:30a–9:30a Caribbean AB Welcome, intros and shuffle
9:30a–10:30a Caribbean AB
L.E.S.S. is More: Campus Employee Shooting Leads to New Communication Plan

Adrian Andrews
Texas Christian University
Assistant Vice Chancellor

10:45a–11:45p Caribbean AB
Chief’s Panel
11:45p–1:15p Caribbean AB Lunch
1:15p–2:15p Caribbean AB
Crisis Communication Panel
1:15p–2:15p Caribbean C
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 Caribbean AB
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 Caribbean C
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 Caribbean AB
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 Caribbean AB Announcements
5:00p–6:30p Gilley’s Complimentary after-hours cocktail reception with food, drinks, and music


Thursday, February 27, 2020

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

Raymund Aguirre
Cal State Fullerton
Chief of Police

Scot Willey
Cal State Fullerton
Administrative Captain

Marissa Garza
Cal State Fullerton
University Police Media Relations

Susan Fisher
Cal State Fullerton
Emergency Management Coordinator

9:45a–10:45a Caribbean AB
Clery/Title IX Panel
11:00a–12:00p Caribbean AB
Integrating Safety and Security Initiatives into a Security Master Plan

Jorge Escobar
San Jose Evergreen Community College District
Vice Chancellor

Thomas Morales
San Jose Evergreen Community College District
Chief of Police

12:00a–1:30p Caribbean AB Lunch
1:30p-2:20p Caribbean AB
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 Caribbean C
Ensuring Administrative Capacity to Address Clery Act Compliance: A Campus Example

Shanieka Jones
California State University, Monterey Bay
Clery Director


2:30p–3:20p Caribbean AB
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 Caribbean C
Tweets, Snaps, and Streaming: An Analysis of the Implications of Social Media in the Aftermath of the UT-Austin May 1, 2017 Stabbing

Estrellita Longoria
Concordia University – Texas
Director of Residential Life

3:30p–4:20p Caribbean AB
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

Buffie Stephens
UNC Charlotte
Director of External Media Relations and Issues Management

Michelle McDermott
CRA Inc.

4:20p–4:30p Caribbean AB


Schedule subject to change.