Oswego Alumni Team Up to Win Onondaga County Sheriff’s Race

Benedicte Harris Doran ’91 (left) managed last year’s successful campaign for former DeWitt, N.Y., Police Chief Gene Conway ’77 in the Onondaga County sheriff’s race. Irene Scruton, who directs SUNY Oswego’s MBA program, is a former member of the DeWitt Town Board.

Gene Conway ’77 spent a lifetime in law enforcement, but didn’t know politics. When he ran last year for Onondaga County sheriff, he turned to Benedicte Harris Doran ’91, a veteran political consultant. It turned out to be a great move. Conway, a Republican, defeated Democrat Toby Shelley by a vote of 66,569-58,829. “I should

Police Chiefs Reunite to Recognize Former Top Cop

25 years of leadership—SUNY Oswego’s four University Police chiefs stand in order of when they served (from left): Tom Ryan ’74 M’99, 1989 to 2002; Larry Jerrett ’87, 2002 to 2006; Cynthia Adam M’09, 2006 to 2012; and current Chief John Rossi.

SUNY Oswego honored former University Police Chief Tom Ryan ’74 M’99 recently by dedicating the police communications center in honor of him and his wife, Lynda Ryan ’86. The Ryans, both Oswego alumni, are generous supporters of The Fund for Oswego. Tom Ryan’s legacy carries on in the officers who succeeded him since he retired