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Michael N. Webster

Michael N. Webster

Director for Regulatory Compliance


Awards & Honors

  • Named a Campus Safety Magazine Director of the Year finalist


  • The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) member since 1984.
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) member since 2004
  • Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators – Chesapeake Region member since 1991.

Michael Webster was appointed the Director for Regulatory Compliance at Margolis Healy in January 2015. His focus is in assisting clients in the areas of the Clery Act and Title IX, and also contributing to teams delivering Public Safety Management StudiesTM. Since joining Margolis Healy in 2010 as an Associate, and as a Senior Associate in 2013, Mike has provided consultation to clients representing the spectrum of higher education institutions including: Swarthmore College, Penn State University, Seattle University, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, Emerson College, the University of North Carolina System, Claremont McKenna College, the University of Texas-Pan American, Wilkes University, California Western School of Law and Baylor University.

From 1991 to 2014, Mike served as the Director of Campus Safety at McDaniel College in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. Before that Mike worked as the Assistant Director of Public Safety at Emerson College and the Operations Manager, Campus Police Sergeant at Wentworth Institute of Technology both of which are in Boston, Massachusetts. Each of these agencies was a broadly missioned public safety agency with multiple roles including uniformed sworn law enforcement and non-sworn security, emergency medical services, fire prevention, community education, crime prevention and physical security technology. These private campuses were: urban and suburban, liberal arts, and specialized, largely commuter and residential, four-year undergraduate and master’s degree-granting, and armed and unarmed.

Webster holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, and a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development from McDaniel College, where his graduate research focused on two problems plaguing campus law enforcement agencies: recruitment and retention, and morale and motivation.

He also has served as an adjunct lecturer at McDaniel College in the Sociology Department where he authored and taught “Practical Applications in Law Enforcement.” He enjoys teaching in a variety of capacities and has served as a presenter at numerous conferences for several professional organizations and state criminal justice training authorities. For many years, he served as the Government Relations Chair for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). Mike has participated in all three Negotiated Rulemaking sessions hosted by the United States Department of Education for the Clery Act, the most recent being the Violence Against Women Act amendments of 2013. Mike also served as a content reviewer for 2005 and 2011 versions of the Handbook, published by the US Department of Education to facilitate compliance with the Clery Act requirements. He has authored “Common Clery Challenges.”

In 2015, Mike completed the National Center for Campus Public Safety’s “Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication” course, and in 2010 attended U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women / International Association of Chiefs of Police – National Law Enforcement Leadership Institute on Violence Against Women. He frequently presents on topics related to Title IX and issues around institutional management and the prevention of gender violence. He recently authored “Concurrent Criminal and Title IX Investigations.”

 In 2014, Mike was named a Campus Safety Magazine Director of the Year finalist. Mike was a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International from 1987 to 2014, a member of the IACLEA since 1984, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) since 2004, and the Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators – Chesapeake Region since 1991. Mike has ensured a comprehensive program of personal professional growth in a variety of areas through attending multiple professional development courses from varied government sources including the US Departments of Justice, Education, Homeland Security and State, as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a broad array of professional associations and private groups.


  • Director of Campus Safety, McDaniel College
  • Assistant Director of Public Safety, Emerson College
  • Operations Manager, Campus Police Sergeant, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Adjunct lecturer, Sociology Department, McDaniel College
  • Served as the Government Relations Chair for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
    • Represented campus safety interests both on Capitol Hill and to the U.S. Dep’t. of Education
    • Participated in all 3 Clery Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committees.


  • Northeastern University, B.S. in Criminal Justice
  • McDaniel College, Master of Science in Human Resource Development



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