Two higher education leaders from North Carolina are among 19 appointed to an academic advisory panel for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
They are Dianne Boardley Suber, president of St. Augustine's College, and Holden Thorp, chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill.
The appointments were announced today by Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano.
“The formation of this Council represents an important milestone towards engaging the academic community in our homeland security efforts,” Napolitano said in a news release. “Their collective expertise will be a critical asset to the Department, and I look forward to working with them.”
The Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council will advise Napolitano on a range of issues including: student and recent graduate recruitment; international students; academic research; campus resiliency, security and preparedness; and faculty exchanges.
The council will have its first meeting in Washington on March 20.