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Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

National Tabletop Exercises (NTTX)

The National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX) is a series of campus-based events to test and promote campus resilience and emergency preparedness. The series brings together senior higher education leaders, as well as federal, state and local representatives from departments and agencies that support campus resilience to participate in workshops and work through a designed emergency scenario.

Secretary Johnson Meets with Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

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.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.

DHS Announces Appointment of New Members of the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the appointment of six new members to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC). The Council consists of university presidents and academic leaders who provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on matters related to homeland security and the academic community.  The new members announced today are: 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.

Celebrating Three Years of Service to the Homeland Security Mission

The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) recently celebrated three years of service to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). 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. Across the Council, members provide guidance on student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchange; campus resilience; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.

Readout Of Deputy Secretary Mayorkas’ Participation In The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council Meeting

Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas today participated in the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) meeting in Washington, D.C. to highlight the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) commitment to working with the academic community on a wide range of homeland security-related issues. The Council, comprised of prominent university presidents, academic leaders, and interagency partners, advises DHS on issues including campus resilience, cybersecurity, homeland security academic programs, academic research and faculty exchange, student and recent graduate recruitment, and international students.

HSAAC Charter

The HSAAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters relating to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus and community resiliency, security and prepa

Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC)

The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC) provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary and senior leadership on matters related to homeland security and the academic community, including: student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchanges; campus resilience; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.

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