Q&A With the Dean of Students at University of Montana Western
Nicole Hazelbaker is the Dean of Students at the University of Montana Western. Montana Western is located in Dillon, Montana, and is the only public college in the nation to offer Experience One, an innovative program in which students take one class at a time.
Q: What made you decide to attend the Campus Safety Conference?
A: I have been getting Campus Safety magazine for years and have learned a good deal of information. When I saw this conference included Clery Training as well, I knew this would be a great conference to attend. Getting safety information and Clery information is a big bonus.
Q: Why did you feel it was important to bring your team?
A: I believe the more people to hear the information the better. We are going to bring what we learn back to our campus. Our team works great together so we can enjoy the conference and the location together.
Q: What topics are of most interest to you?
A: I am looking forward to the social media presentation and the session on pursuing consistency.
Q: What are your top 3 security/safety concerns?
A: It is hard to pick just three, but I would say the overall safety of our students. They leave their parents' home and come here to learn and to follow a dream. I want them to be safe and find their dream. They don't come here to be harmed. I believe I need to make sure their safety is at the top of my list. Each of our students are valuable to their parents, friends, and to us at Montana Western. They are our future, and I want to make sure they are safe as they become the leader of today and tomorrow.