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Campus Safety Committee

The Campus Safety Committee focuses on issues related to safety on campus, including student health and well-being. These issues include sexual violence, domestic violence, promoting mental health, combating addiction, and other relevant topics. The committee regularly holds discussions on campus safety issues and potential initiatives. 

To serve on the Campus Safety Committee, please fill out the Committee Application Form.

Brandon McDonough

Chair of Campus Safety,

Brandon McDonough grew up in the town of Halfmoon, NY, where he attended Shenendehowa Central School District from K-12. He enjoyed playing baseball, hockey and competing in track meets. He started his student government career as early as elementary school as the class representative. After high school, Brandon attended Hudson Valley Community College where he studied engineering science. He continued his involvement in student government as a Senator and president of two clubs. Brandon now attends SUNY New Paltz in pursuit of a bachelor degree in electrical engineering. He currently is a senior and is still involved in student government, advocating for mental health reform on his campus.

Hobbies: Biking, hiking, kayaking, ice hockey, traveling, genealogy research


Favorite quote: “You only leave life with what you have given."


Teresa Wheeler

Vice Chair of Campus Safety,

Teresa is beginning the masters program at the University at Albany for public administration. After graduating with a bachelor degree in new media from Purchase College, Teresa decided to focus on her hobby and passion: advocacy and community activism. Her other passions include math, which she minored in at Purchase, and watching other people play video games online. She is thrilled and honored to continue serving SUNY students everywhere as the Vice-Chair of Campus Safety during her graduate experience.


Hobbies: Gaming, crocheting, going to the gym, math homework


Favorite quote: "It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop" -Confucius


Members of the Campus Safety Committee:

Representative Bryce Mack

Representative Cristian Rodriguez

Representative Callie Humphrey

Representative Daniel Cubas

Representative Jahad Hoyte

Representative Richard Caldicott

Brandon John, SUNY Farmingdale

Haley Hershenson, New Paltz

Justin Techmanski, SUNY Oswego

Bharat Bajaj, University at Buffalo

Isabella Musachio, University at Buffalo

Kayla Watson, University at Albany

Haley Hershenson, New Paltz

Kemar Kidd, Alfred State College

Leana Colletti, The College at Brockport

Elizabeth Stippell, University at Buffalo

Kathleen Norton, SUNY Alfred

Initiatives of the committee:


Check out the blog article that Chair McDonough wrote breaking down Title IX into understandable terms.

Check out the blog article that Vice Chair Wheeler wrote on student-UPD relations throughout SUNY.