William G. Barry

University Director of Public Safety, CUNY

William Barry is a prominent expert in public safety training.

A Brooklyn native, William Barry is an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for Distinguished Service.

He is a 1974 graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice of CUNY and served nearly 30 years as a special agent.

The University Director is responsible for coordinating training for more than 700 public safety officers in consultation with the 19 campus-based public safety directors. He reviews safety measures at the colleges, identifies and recommends improvements, develops “in-service” training programs for officers and provides assistance in recruiting, selecting, training and promoting officers.

The City University of New York is the nation’s leading urban public university. Founded in New York City in 1847 as The Free Academy, the University’s 23 institutions include 11 senior colleges, six community colleges, the William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, the Graduate School and University Center, the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, the CUNY School of Law, the CUNY School of Professional Studies and the CUNY School of Public Health. The University serves 260,000 academic credit students and 269,808 adult, continuing and professional education students. College Now, the University’s academic enrichment program for 32,500 high school students, is offered at CUNY campuses and more than 300 high schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The University offers online baccalaureate degrees through the School of Professional Studies and an individualized baccalaureate through the CUNY Baccalaureate Degree. More than 1 million visitors and 2 million page views are served each month by www.cuny.edu, the University’s website.