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Campus Policing and Security

Action Item: Create campus advisory board to oversee implementation of task force recommendations


The Action Item has been fully implemented.

The Action Item has been fully implemented.

As part of its efforts to develop mechanisms for increased accountability and transparency related to policing, Clark will create a multi-constituency campus advisory board to oversee the implementation of recommendations by the Task Force for Campus Safety and Security.

This action item is one of 10 recommendations presented to President David Fithian in June 2021 by the task force, which reviewed Clark’s approach to campus safety and security. The task force was established in response to concerns voiced by the Black Student Union and other members of our community.


Updates as of Sep. 22, 2021

  • An advisory committee has been formed, meeting for the first time on Sept. 22, 2021. Members include
    Patrick Derr, professor of philosophy, serving as committee chair; Kamaro Abubakar, associate dean of students;  Amy Daly Gardner,  associate dean for international programs; Drew Melendez, assistant director for housing operations; Deborah Robertson, professor of biology; Daniel Roderick, director of facilities management; Miguel Santiago, director of access and transition for undergraduate admissions;  Allison Shilling, director of campus life for student leadership and programming; and Kristen Williams, professor of political science. Additional representatives are yet to be appointed.

Updates as of July 7, 2021

  • Following the wind-down of the current Task Force for Campus Safety and Security, the campus advisory board has been established.