January 15, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-John B. Carter, chief of campus police at Amherst College, has been named president of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (MACLEA), to serve out a term ending in June. He had been serving as vice president.

Carter, a resident of Ashby, Mass., became chief of campus police at Amherst College in 1998. He received a B.S. in criminal justice from the University of Lowell and an M.S. in the same subject from Fitchburg State College. Carter was an officer for the Townsend, Mass., Police Department from 1986 to 1990. He then served with the Brandeis University Police, first as sergeant and then as detective sergeant, until his appointment at Amherst.

MACLEA was founded nearly 25 years ago with the mission of promoting "the common interest in the administration of law enforcement programs...on college and university campuses."The association currently has about 80 active members from both public and private schools in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.