The faculty in the Higher Education Program and the Community College Leadership Program are pleased to announce that Antonio Passaro successfully defended his dissertation on November 9, 2020. His dissertation is titled, A Multiple Case Study Investigating Principles of Design and Implementation of Operational Safety Plans for Crises at Colleges, Universities, and Affiliated Institutions. His dissertation committee included Dr. Dennis Gregory, Chair, Dr. Mitchell Williams, and Dr. David Earnest, Distinguished Professor and Director of the W.O. Farber Center for Civic Leadership at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Passaro is Professor and Department Chair of Criminal Justice at Tidewater Community College in Norfolk, Virginia.