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NACUA's First Decade Award

Joseph Storch - 2015

Joseph Storch is an Associate Counsel in the SUNY Office of General Counsel and Chair of the Student Affairs Practice Group. He concentrates his practice on student affairs, intellectual property, and compliance with the Clery Act. Joe has provided guidance to several higher education institutions and organizations on technical aspects of the Clery Act and served as an expert adviser to the Violence Against Women Act Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on Counting Clery Crimes.

Joe co-coordinated SUNY’s 2014 University-wide sexual violence prevention policies with the Governor’s Office and stakeholders from inside and outside the SUNY system. The resulting policies were lauded by advocates, institutional professionals, media commentators and members of the U.S. Senate, House and New York’s State legislature. In 2014, Joe received the Commissioner’s Award from the State University Police for contributions to safety on campus. He has trained several thousand higher education professionals on compliance with the Clery Act.

Joe joined NACUA in 2007, and his record of service during his first eight years of membership is unparalleled: he has spoken at nine Annual Conferences and virtual seminars; he continues to serve as an instructor for the very highly rated NACUA online course regarding the Clery Act; and he has authored or co-authored seven NACUANOTES on a wide variety of topics (with two more NOTES in process).

Joe graduated Summa Cum Laude from the State University of New York, College at Oswego where he served as Vice President of the Student Association, from the University at Albany (Masters of Public Policy), and from Cornell Law School where he served as Moot Court Board Chancellor. After graduating, he clerked for the New York State Appellate Division, 3rd Department. He wrote the chapter on police and security for the ABA volume Town Gown Relationships and his writing has appeared in many local, state and national publications, including several law reviews.

NACUA is pleased to recognize Joseph Storch as the recipient of this year’s First Decade Award for his outstanding service to the Association and to the practice of higher education law during his first ten years of membership.