Campus Alliance Update

January 2013

Joint Chief of Police

I am pleased to announce that Chief John Kaplan will assume the position of Chief of Police for both Potsdam and Canton beginning on Jan. 19. Last semester, SUNY Canton’s Police Chief Lisa E. Colbert announced her intentions to return to the classroom as an Associate Professor in the College’s Department of Criminal Justice. The University Police forces will soon conduct a comprehensive assessment of both departments’ operations. After a careful assessment, the departments will evaluate opportunities for sharing services. As the two campuses have done in their conversations regarding shared services in areas such as human resources and environmental health and safety, this study will also help identify ways that the forces can improve upon how they operate.

Shared Services

Interim President Schiffner and I are working together with our Public Affairs staff to prepare and send on a regular basis an electronic shared services newsletter. Watch for the first of these newsletters to be delivered to your email in February. Additionally, we are preparing to present a series of open forums with more information about the progress of shared services, which will include question and answer sessions. In preparation for these forums, the next joint leadership meeting for SUNY Canton and SUNY Potsdam will be held on Monday, January 28 in Canton. 


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