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Thursday, April 11 • 10:35am - 11:35am
Never Been Without a Phone: Millennials, Distractions, and Challenges to Safety on Campus

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(Core Competency #2: Strategic Management) Three seconds is how long it typically takes to drive across a football field, send a text message, or change the channel on the radio. It’s also the amount of time many drivers (or walkers) are engaged in distracted activities that can impact their safety. We’ve all seen students crossing the street against the light while their faces are buried in their cell phones. We’ve all seen them talking on their phones while carding into a building without noticing the person behind them piggybacking through the door. Building a safety culture on campus with a generation that has never known life without a smart phone or social media is hard. Using a PBS documentary 3 Seconds Behind the Wheel, this session focuses on the challenges, opportunities and evolving best practices needed to raise awareness of the hazards of cell phone distractions on campus.

As a result of participating in this session, attendees will:

+ Understand the impact of cell phone distractions on campus safety
+ Become familiar with resources for increasing awareness of distracted driving/walking
+ Learn about best practices and policies for managing the hazards of cell phone distractions

Moderators
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John Meriano (moderator)

Assoc. Vice President for Auxiliary Services, Quinnipiac University
John J. Meriano, BS, MBA, is a 33-year employee at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut. As the associate vice president for auxiliary services, he is responsible for university procurement, as well as overseeing all auxiliary functions, such as the food service, bookstore... Read More →

Speakers
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Ruth Rauluk

AVP Risk Management & Procurement, Point Park University
Ruth is a procurement and risk management professional who began her higher education career by establishing Point Park University’s first centralized procurement operation. Today her role has expanded to managing the University's contract, risk management, and enterprise risk management... Read More →
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Sherry Hersey

Marketing Strategy Lead, Travelers
Sherry serves as the Marketing Strategy Lead for Business Insurance at Travelers. Prior to her current role at Travelers, Sherry served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Ace International Life Insurance, Director of International Insurance for Citigroup, and Regional Financial Officer... Read More →


Thursday April 11, 2019 10:35am - 11:35am
Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel-Symphony Ballroom B

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