Joins Securus, Inc. In Supporting Event Hosted at Lehigh University
BETHLEHEM, Pa., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC), the nation's leading non-profit campus safety advocacy organization, announces today that AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of security personnel, is sponsoring this week's "Proceeding in Partnership: The Future of Campus Safety" National Summit. They join Securus, Inc., the title sponsor, in supporting the Summit, which will be held all day Thursday on the Lehigh University campus in Bethlehem, PA. SOC was founded by Connie & Howard Clery after their daughter Jeanne's 1986 murder at Lehigh.
"Security On Campus has been an unflagging advocate for safer campuses, and the Clerys' contributions to raising public awareness on a range of security issues have been inestimable," said Glenn Rosenberg, Vice President of Higher Education, AlliedBarton Security Services. "AlliedBarton is proud to support Security On Campus' distinctive efforts, and we are pleased to extend our support to this landmark conference."
At the Summit, which takes place during National Campus Safety Awareness Month, the country's most prominent thought leaders on campus safety will come together to discuss the critical issues facing colleges and universities. Dr. Robert Carothers, President Emeritus of the University of Rhode Island, will present the keynote address. There will be panel discussions on sexual violence, alcohol & other drug abuse, and emergency response. SOC organizers will compile best practices identified at the summit for distribution in January 2012.
"SOC is thrilled to be able to bring together a diverse group of experts to help identify solutions to campus safety challenges with the support of AlliedBarton and Securus, Inc.," said Allison Kiss, Executive Director of SOC. "AlliedBarton has been a long been supportive of SOC's important work and we are pleased to welcome them in playing a role in the Summit."
Vice Provost of Student Affairs John Smeaton said Lehigh is honored to be hosting the national summit on campus safety. "It is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the excellent work of the Clery family and of Security On Campus, Inc.," he said. "We look forward to identifying best practices to promote safety on college campuses across the country."
SOURCE Security On Campus