Dr. Gary J. Margolis
Gary Margolis is a managing partner in the professional services firm, Margolis Healy & Associates, LLC. He is also the President & CEO of Social Sentinel, Inc. Commissioner Margolis is an associate professor in the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont, a position he assumed in May 2009, after serving as the chief of the university’s department of police service for over a decade. He served on the state of Vermont’s Homeland Security Advisory Committee and is an adviser to the United States Department of Justice, Department of Education, and Department of Homeland Security on matters relating to campus safety and higher education security. Commissioner Margolis is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. He has a Master’s degree in education and a Doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Vermont, and is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Education Program in Crisis Management. Under his leadership, the University of Vermont Police Service became a flagship accredited agency in 2003. He is currently the Treasurer of the Commission.