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Former CIA counter-terrorism chief to discuss campus security at ECU

(Mar. 31, 2011)   —   A former CIA counter-terrorism chief and a security analyst for two television networks are among experts who will be at East Carolina University April 8 for a statewide meeting on campus safety.

Bob Grenier, former White House liaison for the CIA, is the keynote speaker at the North Carolina Higher Education Safety Webinar and Symposium, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the East Carolina Heart Institute. Grenier’s talk is scheduled from 11:20-12:30 and will cover emerging challenges universities face in safety and security.

The meeting will kick off with a panel featuring Bill Stanton, security analyst for NBC and ABC news; Marisa Randazzo psychologist and threat management expert; and Darby Dickerson, dean of the Stetson University School of Law. They will discuss the impact of recent attacks in Tucson, along with identity theft, residence hall security, date rape and sexual assault. The discussion will also include practical ways to change the mindset and demeanor of students about safety.

In the afternoon, Susan Carnicero, an expert in detecting deception, interviewing and screening, will discuss employee screening and hiring and student admissions. Carnicero is a consultant to Fortune 100 companies, Forbes Rich List families and federal intelligence.

The meeting will conclude with stories from students who have experienced violence, bullying and sexual assault. The discussion, scheduled from 2:45 to 4 p.m., will include suggestions from first-hand experience to make campuses safer.

College campuses across North Carolina will participate via webinar.


Contact: Dawn Gibbs | 252-737-1067