CCUPCA Legislative Chair Stan Skipworth was an invited panelist at the National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities at its annual conference in Washington D.C., on January 31st and February 1st.
Skipworth participated on a panel to share effective strategies to break down barriers to effective communications with campus and local communities. In the wake of serious incidents ranging from protests on campus or the San Bernardino shooting, to the many day-to-day events that are shared with students, faculty, and staff, representatives from NAICU-member campuses demonstrated how to open new lines of communication in new ways, humanizing interactions via technology, and keeping stakeholders informed in the moment.
Skipworth also outlined the need for greater consistency in statutory laws in California and other states that would bring greater training, equipment, legal resources & laws and access to information largely limited to public higher education law enforcement agencies.
Panelists also included: Ronnell Higgins, Chief of Police, Yale University; Steven Lake, Director Safety and Security, Carson-Newman University; and Gus Porter, MPH, Emergency Preparedness and Safety Coordinator, High Point University.