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Director of Public Safety Ernest H. Leffler Elected Regional Director of International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators

March 11, 2003

WALTHAM, Mass. - Ernest H. Leffler, director of public safety at Bentley College, was elected as the North Atlantic regional director for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) last month.

IACLEA is a professional organization comprised of over 1,600 members whose mission is to further the professionalism of campus law enforcement. As regional director, Leffler will serve a three-year term on the board of directors representing campus law enforcement agencies from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

"I'm excited. This is an active position," said Leffler of his appointment. "I'll be able to use my experience on the board and bring it back to Bentley to help improve campus safety and law enforcement here."

Leffler has been a member of IACLEA for nearly 17 years, and also serves as treasurer for the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA). Leffler has been director of public safety at Bentley since 1998. Prior to that, he was associate director of public safety at Northeastern University, his alma mater. A native of Everett, MA, Leffler resides in Wakefield, MA with his wife Karen, and two sons, Evan and Andrew.

Leffler heads the Bentley College Police Department, a full-service law enforcement agency providing services and programs to the Bentley community. On duty 24 hours a day, the department has 33 members with 24 full-time sworn police officers. Campus Police officers are commissioned in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 22c, Section 63 of Massachusetts General Laws.

The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators advances public safety for educational institutions by providing educational resources, advocacy and professional development. IACLEA membership represents over 1,000 colleges and universities located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe and elsewhere.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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