Paciello Named UT’s Clery Act Compliance Coordinator

Jillian PacielloJillian Paciello has been named the university’s Clery Act compliance coordinator.

Paciello, formerly the records manager for the UT Police Department, will monitor and ensure Clery Act compliance at the university.

“This a great opportunity to contribute to the meaningful efforts under way regarding safety and security,” Paciello said. “I will be working with people from every part of the campus to help ensure compliance with Clery Act rules that help keep people safer and better informed.”

The Clery Act is a federal law that requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their campuses.

As UT’s Clery Act compliance coordinator, Paciello will be responsible for preparing, publishing, and distributing the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, identifying and training institutional campus security authorities, gathering crime and disciplinary referral data from various internal and external sources such as the Office of Student Conduct and local law enforcement agencies, and submitting the university’s annual crime statistics to the US Department of Education.

“We’re excited to have Jillian move into this new role,” said UT Police Chief Troy Lane. “For the last several years, she has taken on increasing responsibilities regarding our Clery Act compliance efforts. We are lucky to have found a person with both knowledge of our compliance program and a friendly and cooperative approach to working with others.”

Paciello earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and media studies from Oral Roberts University. She joined UT in 2009, managing the Police Department’s records section. Previously she worked in customer service for Disney World and was a senior entertainment coordinator for the nonprofit organization Give Kids the World.

CONTACT:

Troy Lane (865-974-6631, tlane15@utk.edu)