First endowed chair established in college
The College of Health and Human Sciences has established its first endowed chair, the Distinguished Chair of Public Safety Partnerships. Dr. Robbie Friedmann, professor of criminal justice and founder/director of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) and the International Law Enforcement Enterprise (ILEE) has been named to the endowed chair. The $1,000,000 endowment was created to support the long-term viability of GILEE and ILEE. As Distinguished Chair, Friedmann will continue to work to promote efforts towards a better understanding of crime and international terror threats and the challenges they pose and to increase international cooperation in the area of crime, homeland security and promote shared experiences of best practices.
Friedmann has considerable experience in developing and growing effective partnerships throughout the law enforcement community. He chaired the Georgia Commission to Assess State Crime Laboratory Needs into the 21st Century, and chaired of the Advisory Board of the Georgia Security Council and was a member of the Fulton County Courthouse Security Commission. Among many other community activities, Friedmann assisted in planning, preparation, and evaluation of security for the 1996 Olympic Games, and the G-8 at Sea Island, Georgia, in 2004.