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Steven J. Healy

Margolis, Healy & Associates, LLC

Steven Healy has been the Director of Public Safety at Princeton University since 2003, where he leads the University’s safety, security, and law enforcement programs. He is also the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) (www.iaclea.org).

Mr. Healy has served as a member of the IACLEA Government Relations Committee for 12 years, and is noted as a Clery Act expert. In April 2007, immediately following the tragic shooting event at Virginia Tech, he testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the topic of “Security on America’s Campuses.” In May 2007, he was invited to testify before the House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on the topic of “Best Practices for Keeping America’s Campuses Safe.” Steven was recently named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry” by Security Magazine.

Prior to his position at Princeton, Mr. Healy was the Chief of Police at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. He also served as Director of Operations at the Department of Public Safety at Syracuse University. During his tenure at Wellesley College, Mr. Healy was the IACLEA Regional Director for the North Atlantic Region and President of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Mr. Healy is a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He spent 10 years on active duty with the United States Air Force as Security Police Officer. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Healy was the Operations Officer for the 95th Security Police Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base.

Mr. Healy is a frequent speaker at national conferences and seminars on issues related to campus safety and security. He serves as a subject-matter expert for the U. S Departments of Education and Justice. He is currently leading an IACLEA special panel reviewing post-Virginia Tech challenges and concerns for the higher education community. He is also the chairperson of the National Center for Campus Public Safety Advisory Board.

Mr. Healy has helped develop many strategic plans for a number of local and national non-profit agencies, and most recently served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer County.

Mr. Healy currently resides in Princeton, NJ with his family.

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