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Panelists from Campus Wide Forum

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Dr. Kelly Chezum, Vice President for External Relations and the chief crisis communications officer for Clarkson, facilitated a panel discussion among four experts and questions from the campus about our rights, responsibilities and values driven decision making as well as assurances to the systems and processes in place to those who act when they see something that is not right.

Paul Avery, J.D., a member of the Higher Education Practice at Bond, Schoeneck and King, reviewed specific aspects of New York and federal law ranging from NY obligations by profession and the Clery Act for reporting crimes.

Prof. Kathy Wears, J.D. and Associate Dean of the School of Business, addressed moral obligation and business decisions that go beyond simply upholding the law.
Philosophy Prof. Bill Vitek, Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences, led the 1995 affirmation and articulation of Clarkson Values and brought context to teaching and scholarship in ethics.

Dr. Marilyn Ardito, Executive Director of Human Resources and co-Chair of the University’s Enterprise Risk Management Committee talked about policies and systems in place now to proactively address respond to issues that are a crisis or could lead to one.