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Author: Lauren Kielsmeier, Executive Director for Academic Engagement
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson participated in the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) meeting. During the meeting, Secretary Johnson reiterated the Department’s commitment to working with the academic community on a wide range of homeland security-related issues. Secretary Johnson thanked the Council members for their continued guidance on student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchange; campus resilience; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.
Formed in March 2012, the HSAAC is comprised of a diverse group of university presidents, academic leaders, and interagency partners who advise the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security and the academic community. Last week, Secretary Johnson announced the appointment of six new members to the Council: Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis, Florida Memorial University President; Dr. Michael M. Crow, Arizona State University President; Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, Tougaloo College President; Dr. Jim Johnsen, University of Alaska System President; Dr. Dawn Lindsay, Anne Arundel Community College President; and Rear Admiral James Rendon, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent.
You can find more information on the Council and its work here.
Secretary Johnson joined HSAAC members, including Executive Director for Academic Engagement Lauren Kielsmeier, Council Chair and University of Missouri Chancellor Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, and University of Rhode Island President Dr. David Dooley, to discuss a range of homeland security-related issues during the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council meeting.