Terri Stewart, director of the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, will be leaving Ithaca College on Jan. 23 to become director of the Office of Campus Safety at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York.
Stewart has been director of Public Safety at the college for seven years. Bill Kerry, who in the summer of 2015 became associate director of the Tompkins Cortland Community College Campus Police, will succeed Stewart. Kerry was previously operations lieutenant in the Office of Public Safety at Ithaca College for 14 years.
During her tenure at the college, Stewart led the effort to establish the college’s Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education program in 2014, and later, her office launched the Student Engagement Workgroup for Advancing Public Safety Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement Goals and established a Public Safety satellite office in the Campus Center. During the fall semester of 2015, two of her officers were criticized for making racially insensitive remarks about students of color, which spurred a string of protests surrounding diversity and inclusion at the college.
Kerry will assume the role beginning Feb. 13.