Campus Safety Staff

  • Christopher Hayen

    Title: Director
    Email: hayenc@union.edu
    Responsibilities: Chris oversees all facets of safety and security provided to the campus. He has been a member of the Campus Safety Department since 1988 after attending Herkimer County Community College. Chris began his career as an officer and has managed all aspects of the department on his way to the leadership role. Chris has a daughter in graduate college and a son who is an undergraduate student. He volunteers regularly for charity running events and coaches a travel baseball team.
    
    Continuing Education:
    
    Certified Zone 5 NYS Department of Criminal Justice Public Safety Officer
    Certified Zone 5 NYS Field Training Officer
    Certified NYS Municipal Police General Topics Instructor
    International Association for Campus Law Enforcement Administrator Certifications
    Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association Certifications

  • Thomas Constantine

    Title: Assistant Director
    Email: constant@union.edu
    Responsibilities: Responsible for overseeing the activities of administrative personnel, assisting in development of security training programs, evaluating personnel, coordinating with local law enforcement agencies, promoting positive community service and relations with the entire community, and working with the Dean of Students Office. He has attended Schenectady County Community College and Buffalo State College. Mr. Constantine has retired from the Niskayuna Police Department after a successful 20 year career. He left his post of Director of Homeland Security/Emergency Management for Schenectady County to join the staff here at Union College. He resides in Niskayuna with his wife and three children.
    
    Continuing Education:
    
    Specialized training in crime prevention, community policing, and the use of science and technology in the investigation of major criminal activity.
    FBI National Academy
    DCJS Master Instructor - Specializing in the areas of physical fitness, defensive tactics and officer safety.
    New York State Police trained in investigation of child abuse, family violence and sex offenses.

  • Gary Olsen

    Title: Traffic and Transportation Department
    Email: olseng@union.edu
    Responsibilities: Mr. Olsen has been a member of the Campus Safety Department since 1994. He oversees the Traffic and Transportation Department, providing traffic enforcement and transportation to the college community. New in the transportation department: Two brand new 25 passenger buses which brings the service to a higher level. Reservations for Buses, cars and vans can be made at olseng@union.edu. 
    
    Continuing Education:
    
    Certified Zone 5 NYS Department of Criminal Justice Public Safety Officer
    Certified Zone 5 NYS Field Training Officer
    Certified NYS Department of Criminal Justice Bike Patrol Officer
    EDT-D Emergency Medical Technician (Training)

  • Janice Underwood

    Title: Information Systems Specialist
    Email: underwol@union.edu
    Responsibilities: Ms. Underwood coordinates and supports the information systems for the department, including the reporting and Card Access systems. She has been a member of the Campus Safety department since 1988.
    
    Job-Related Training:
    
    New York State Police Sex Offense Seminar (40 hours)
    Sexual Assault Investigation (24 hours)
    EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician - Basic)
    Certified R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Instructor - Women's Basic Self Defense (1999 – 2004)
    Public Safety Officer Training (80 hours)
    Victim Oriented Sex Crime Investigation Seminar

  • Ed D. Teller

    Title: Sergeant
    Email: tellere@union.edu
    Responsibilities: Sgt. Teller is the day shift supervisor. He has been employed with the Campus Safety Department since 1988. He is a life long Schenectady County Resident.
    
    AAS degree Criminal Justice from SCCC
    8 years service in NY Army National Guard as Military Police Officer
    Certified NYS Department of Criminal Justice Bike Patrol Officer
    Certified Zone 5 Police Supervisors Course

  • R. Michael McCrary

    Title: Sergeant
    Email: mccraryr@union.edu
    Responsibilities: Sgt. McCrary is the evening shift supervisor. He has been with the Union College Campus Safety Department since 1989. He was previously with the GE Plant Protection Department.
    
    AAS Degree Criminal Justice from HVCC
    New York State Fire Training Instructor
    DDC Instructor (Defensive Driving Course)
    Volunteer Fireman
    EMT-B (Emergency Medical Technician)

  • David M. Stern

    Title: Sergeant
    Email: sternd@union.edu
    Responsibilities: Sgt. Stern is the night shift supervisor. He has been with Union College for more than 10 years.

  • Lisa Simmons

    Title: Crime Prevention
    Email: simmonsl@union.edu
    Lisa is a retired City of Albany Police Officer. She has 20 years experience in Law Enforcement, Crime Prevention and Community Relations. During her service to the City of Albany, Lisa helped develop and implement various Department Services, establishing her well based knowledge in the field. She is here to serve the Union College Community by means of providing crime prevention programming. For answers to your safety questions or concerns, contact Lisa at simmonsL@union.edu.
    
    Assistant Executive Director Albany Police Athletic League - 1993 - 1997
    Coordinator Albany Police Department Penal Law and Youth Program - 1995 - 2000
    Division of Criminal Justice - General Topics Police Instructor
    National Crime Prevention Coalition - Crime Prevention Course