February 21, 2008
St. John’s University in partnership with the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security, FEMA Region II will host Urban Hazards Forum IV:
Campus Safety and Emergency Preparedness Conference on February
25-26, 2008 at the school’s Queens Campus.
The two-day forum held at St. John’s University’s Taffner Field
House includes a list of featured expert speakers and a detailed
agenda that will be attended by more than 200 professionals in the
field of emergency preparedness (from the federal, state and local
levels). Of the registrants, 73% are in Higher Education, 20% from
Government, 4% from the Military and 3% from the Private
The featured speakers include: Stephen Kempf, U.S. Homeland
Security, FEMA Region II, Regional Administrator; Dr. Russ
Federman, ABPP, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services,
University of Virginia; Dr. Robert McCreight, U.S. Department State
Department (retired); Thomas Lawrence, V.P. for Public Safety, St.
John’s University; Robert McGuire, Esq., Attorney in Private
Practice and former NYPD Commissioner; Thomas Fargione, Deputy
Director for Response, New York State; Anthony Murray, U.S.
Department of Transportation, Robert Sica, Deputy Special Agent in
Charge – New York Field Office, United States Secret Service and
Gerard A. McEnerney, Assistant V.P. and Executive Director, St.
John’s University Staten Island Campus.
The entire list of featured speakers and a detailed agenda can
be found by visiting the conference website.
In New York City there are 594,000 students enrolled in over 105
Colleges and Universities. In NY and NJ there are over 270
Colleges and Universities, which in conjunction with Puerto Rico
and Virgin Islands make up FEMA Region II.
Campus Safety has become a critical issue, not only for
individual colleges and universities but for our National Security
posture. The conference will serve as an informative and
educational opportunity for university professionals and emergency
response professionals. Personnel from area high schools can also
benefit from participation and are welcome to attend.
For more information contact either of the conference Co-Chairs:
Sean Waters 212-680-3688 or email@example.com; or
Gerard A. McEnerney at 718-390-4588 or e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media representatives interested in attending the conference or
scheduling interviews are asked to call Dominic Scianna, Assistant
Vice President of Media Relations for St. John’s University at
718-990-6185 or e-mail inquires to email@example.com.