Gannon University Welcomes Guest Speaker Tom Fuentes
Posted: April 20, 2015
Gannon University will welcome guest speaker Tom Fuentes, a
former FBI assistant director, to campus for a discussion on "Law
Enforcement, Professionalism and the Media," from 6 - 8 p.m. on
Monday, April 20 in the Yehl Ballroom of the Waldron Campus Center
Fuentes, president of Fuentes International, L.L.C, a consulting
firm based in Washington, D.C., will discuss the importance of
police-community relations among a growing diverse population. He
will provide insight on the media's coverage of incidents involving
law enforcement professionals and how law enforcement
professionalism is portrayed in the media.
According to Jerry Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor in the
criminal justice program, the lecture will benefit students by
providing an additional hands-on, learning experience.
" [This discussion] continues with the hands-on, interactive
approach in the criminal justice program [at Gannon]," Clark said.
"It's beneficial for students to learn by practical application and
[to think] critically."
Fuentes is a frequent on-air contributor for CNN. The event is
free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be