Division of Finance and Administration

Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC)

Public Safety Advisory Committee


The Public Safety Advisory Committee proactively seeks the advice and counsel from a diverse group of community members regarding issues that impact the safety and quality of life of students, faculty, staff, and visitors of the UCI campus and Medical Center. 


A link between the campus community and the UCI Police Department, the Public Safety Advisory Committee provides a forum to discuss and make recommendations on public policies, community outreach and may participate on hiring panels for key UCI Police Department personnel. The advisory committee will produce an annual report which summarizes its activities and includes key data of interest to the campus community, including the number and types of complaints the UCI Police Department receives.


The Public Safety Advisory Committee members represent the diversity of campus stakeholders, including students, faculty and staff of UCI. Members are appointed by the CFO and Vice Chancellor of the Division of Finance and Administration from nominations provided by representative groups.

Committee Members

  • Katie Tinto, Chair - Clinical Professor, School of Law
  • Adisa Ajamu - Director, UCI Center for Black Cultures, Resources, and Research
  • Karen Andrews - Director, Disability Services Center
  • Davidian Bishop - Director, LGBT Resource Center
  • Gwen Black - Director of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, UCI Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Joe Brothman - Director, EH&S, UCI Medical Center
  • Angela Chen - Director, DREAM Center
  • Connie Cheng - Program Director, Master of Software Engineering and Chair, UCI Staff Assembly
  • Paul Cooper - Assistant Chief of Police, UCI Police Department (ex officio member)
  • Reginald Gardner - Associated Graduate Students, VP of Internal Affairs
  • Joseph Morales - Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Office of Inclusive Excellence
  • Megan Morrison - Residence Life Coordinator, Housing
  • Carroll Seron - Professor Emerita, School of Social Ecology
  • Dr. Kelli Sharp - Assistant Professor, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Department of Dance
  • Hobart Taylor - Chairman, Homeowner Representative Board (HRB), University Hills
  • Michelle Ann Vicencio Mallari - President, Associated Students UCI

Meeting Frequency

Beginning in August 2020, Public Safety Advisory Committee meetings are held monthly.