Berkeley College Appoints Bill Ortman as Associate Vice President, Public Safety

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Bill Ortman has been appointed Associate Vice President, Public Safety, at Berkeley College. In this role, he will strategically direct the College’s Department of Public Safety; align the policy and procedures of the department with the overall Berkeley College Mission; and focus on ensuring the safety of students and staff. Mr. Ortman will serve as Chair of the Berkeley College Safety and Security Advisory Committee, which is responsible for reviewing security practices at the College.

“At Berkeley College, the safety of our students and staff is paramount,” said Robert Herzog, Berkeley College Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration. “Mr. Ortman has the experience and character that will help lead the College into the future.”

Mr. Ortman most recently served as Campus Safety Director at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ, where he was Chair of the Crisis Intervention Team. He is a member of the College and University Public Safety Association (CUPSA), where he served as President in 2012. Mr. Ortman also is the former Police Commissioner of the Borough of Keyport, NJ.

He holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Seton Hall University, as well as a Teaching Certification from the State of New Jersey, a Substance Awareness Coordinator Certification from Jersey City State College, and a Graduate Certification in Emergency Management from Kean University.

Berkeley College provides traditional and online degree options and blended learning opportunities to prepare students for careers in some of today’s most in-demand professions. The College was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best Colleges in the 2014 Online Bachelor Degree category rankings. Students at Berkeley College benefit from a supportive, flexible, diverse learning environment that connects them with workplace experiences in their areas of study and pathways to dynamic careers.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls approximately 8,000 students – including more than 900 international students – in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree and Certificate programs. The College has three New York locations – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are six locations – Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, Newark, Clifton and Dover. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The website address is

Bill Ortman, Berkeley College Associate Vice President, Public Safety

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