New York, NY: President Jeremy Travis today announced the appointment of Jules Kroll, founder of Kroll Inc., as chairman of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Foundation.
“I am delighted that Jules Kroll has graciously agreed to assume the chairmanship of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Foundation. Mr. Kroll brings with him an understanding of the nature of our institution’s role in criminal justice that will allow us to stay at the forefront in not only educating today’s criminal justice leaders but tomorrow’s as well,” said President Travis.
Mr. Kroll, founder of Kroll Inc. and Vice Chairman of Marsh Inc., in accepting the position, noted, “I consider it an honor and privilege to assume the chairmanship of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Foundation. It’s my hope that the Foundation will enable John Jay to maintain and grow its international reputation as a leader in criminal justice education well into the 21st Century.”
In 1972, when he established Kroll Associates, Inc., Mr. Kroll created an organization dedicated to mitigating risk – the prototype of a new class of professional services enterprise. His vision of providing clients with a full spectrum of risk consulting services propelled the firm’s growth into a public company in 1997. And, this vision was fully realized in July 2004 when Kroll was acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the global professional services firm.
Throughout his career, Mr. Kroll has received numerous awards including the “Entrepreneur of the Year” from his alma mater Cornell University in 2003. He was also honored with the U.S. Entrepreneurial Award by British American Business Inc. in 2002.
He received his BA degree from Cornell University in 1963 and an LLB degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1966. Admitted to the New York Bar in 1967, he began his career as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. He currently serves as chairman of the Board of Visitors of the Georgetown Law Center. He is a former member of the Board of Regents of Georgetown University and Board of Trustees of Cornell University.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York is an international leader in educating for justice. It offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law.
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