Anderson University will publicly debut a situation room for its Security Studies Program. The Wednesday ribbon cutting in Decker Hall will also feature Matthew Olsen, a former National Counterterrorism Center director. The facility is modeled after the situation room in the White House and will allow students to respond to simulated crises.
Political Science Professor Michael Frank says "the nature of a class changes dramatically to a more professional environment when you’re seated together around a table."
President John Pistole, who previously served as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration and was a deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, calls it a great day for the program. "The new Situation Room will provide many opportunities for future learning and engagement."
The ceremony will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on campus and Olsen will deliver a presentation at York Performance Hall at 7 p.m.