Vassar College has hired Arlene Sabo as the new director of safety and security.
Sabo brings a wealth of experience to the position. Since 2001, she has served as chief of university police at SUNY Plattsburgh. She previously served as director of the equity commission at SUNY Plattsburgh and advised Clinton County, New York, on the Violence Intervention Project (VIP). Sabo also comes to Vassar with extensive experience in Title IX, CLERY disclosure, and emergency management.
At SUNY Plattsburgh, Sabo chaired the task force on fair and impartial policing and the president's commission on personal safety. She earned her bachelor of science and master of science in education from Castleton State College and SUNY Postdam, respectively. She also completed additional graduate study in counselor education at SUNY Plattsburgh. Sabo also earned executive police leadership certification from the FBI National Academy. In addition to receiving multiple commendations for exhibiting sensitivity and care in the investigation and handling of sexual assault and for her professional interaction with students, Sabo was the recipient of the President's Award at SUNY Potsdam for excellence in service.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.