Friday, May 30, 2014

UNO President Peter Fos Named to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson. Fos' appointment will last two years.University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson. Fos' appointment will last two years.

University of New Orleans President Peter J. Fos has been appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Charles Johnson. Fos' appointment will last two years.

The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council provides valuable assistance to the Department of Homeland Security on matters related to student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research and faculty exchanges; campus resilience and preparedness; homeland security academic programs; and cybersecurity.

"I am honored to be appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council," said President Fos. "I am passionate about the issues that the council addresses and I look forward to helping Secretary Johnson and his team in any way that I can."

The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council is comprised of up to 23 members who are appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Secretary of Homeland Security. The membership includes leaders from state colleges and universities, community colleges, government universities as well as institutions that serve minority populations. The council is expected to meet three times a year.

Peter J. Fos became the sixth leader and the first president in the history of the University of New Orleans in January 2012. A UNO graduate and New Orleans native, President Fos has extensive experience as an administrator and faculty member with a proven record of conducting research, fundraising, developing collaborative relationships with other academic institutions, and implementing institutional effectiveness and student success programs.

As dean of the College of Health at the University of Southern Mississippi, Fos helped establish the National Center for Spectator Sports and Security at the University of Southern Mississippi, an internationally recognized interdisciplinary center that performs research, education and outreach focused on sporting event security.
President Fos received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from UNO, a doctor of dental surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center, and a master of public health and doctor of philosophy in health care decision analysis at Tulane University.

 

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