Campus Safety Staff

Director of Campus Safety

Terry ShultzTerry Shultz is originally from Nichols, NY and has resided in the Oneonta area since 1989.  He began serving Hartwick College in May 2018.  Prior to coming to Hartwick, Terry completed a 30-year career with the New York State Police, serving in Troops “D” and “C”. He was a member of the Troop “C” Bureau of Criminal Investigation for over 22 years, including 16 years in the Major Crimes Unit.  Terry retired in 2018 with the rank of Senior Investigator, at which time he supervised the Troop “C” Major Crimes Unit, the Violent Felony Warrant Squad, and the Computer Crimes Unit.  He also served as a Crisis Negotiator and was a deputized member of the U.S. Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. Terry previously coached youth sports in Oneonta for 15 years and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Oneonta Soccer Club.

Assistant Director of Campus Safety

Michael MacInerneyMike MacInerney began his employment with Hartwick College in June of 2018. He completed a thirty-one year career with the New York State Police and attained the rank of Senior Investigator, supervising criminal investigators assigned to stations in Oneonta, Margaretville, and Richfield Springs. Mike came to the Oneonta area in 1996, when he was assigned there as an Investigator, after having served for twelve years as a uniform Trooper in Owego and Ithaca. Mike received training as a Bias Crime Investigator, a Crisis Negotiator, an Arson Investigator, and spent six years assigned to the Troop “C” Major Crimes Unit.


Campus Safety Shift Supervisor

Mike Ennist started his tenure at Hartwick College in 2015 after completing a successful 22-year career in law enforcement with the Town of Shandaken Police Department and Ulster County Sheriff’s Department. During that time he acquired many skills that assist him at Hartwick College today, including the ability to treat all persons with fairness and integrity and to always keep an open mind.

Campus Safety Officers

Dominic “Nic” Brent is a native of Oneonta, NY, who started his career with Hartwick College in 1972 as a groundsman before leaving for a career as a firefighter. He worked part-time for the Hartwick College Security Office from 1991 to 1999 and then returned as a full-time Campus Safety Officer in January 2008. Nic’s prior work experience includes 33 years as a firefighter with the Oneonta Fire Department, and many years as a part-time instructor for the American Red Cross and the New York State Department of Health. He also has been serving as the Health and Safety Director for the Cooperstown All Star Village baseball camp. Nic holds numerous instructor certificates including rehabilitation after MCI’s; American Heart Association First Aid and CPR instructor; and Child Abuse and Neglect instructor for teachers, police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians. He also is certified by the New York State Fire Academy to instruct in Hazardous Material and MCI, practical skills, EMT, Fire Safety for Children, and AEMTCE, and is licensed as a New York State security officer.

Jack CerarJack Cerar is a native of Long Island, NY who now lives in Otego, NY with his wife and five daughters. He has worked at Hartwick College since May 2013. He was a former New York City police officer for eight years, and then transferred to Nassau County Police Department and worked 18 years in that department before retiring in March of 2012.



Mike Syron is a native of Oneonta and is the senior member of the Campus Safety staff, having worked in the office for many years. Mike is a graduate of Oneonta High School, where he was a star athlete in many sports. Mike has had a successful barber shop business in Oneonta for many years. He works as Campus Safety’s main parking-enforcement officer.

Barry Tobiason is a native of Long Island, NY, who lives in Oneonta and has been serving Hartwick College since August 2006. Prior to starting with Hartwick, Barry worked for 20 years as a police officer in the New York City Police Department. Barry graduated from Uniondale High School and the New York Police Academy. He holds certifications in CPR and First Aid as well as completing all state-mandated security guard training.

Bert Tobiason a native of Freeport, NY, has been serving Hartwick College since December 2006. Prior to coming to Hartwick Bert had a 20-year career with the New York City Police Department, working in the East NY section of Brooklyn. He is a graduate of Freeport High School and NYC Police Academy. Bert has held certifications as a firearms instructor in the firearms and tactics section of NYPD. He has had training in Street Narcotics Enforcement, Mounted Horsemanship Training, and is CPR and AED certified.

Steve Tate began working at Hartwick College in 2017, He is retired from the US Air Force where he received extensive emergency management experience. He lives in Laurens and is the parent of a 2018 Hartwick graduate.

Earnest Cawley is a per-diem Campus Safety Officer who began working at Hartwick College in 2011. Off-campus, he is the Officer-in-Charge of the Town of Colchester Police Dept, Downsville, NY

Campus Safety Senior Dispatcher

Tammy Sweeney has been serving Hartwick College since 2003, starting as a part-timer in the Copy Center and working her way up to her present position as the Senior Dispatcher and supervisor of the mail room’s student workers. Tammy’s prior work experience includes  management positions in area restaurants as well as owning her own diner for four years. She graduated from South Kortright Central School and from Utica School of Commerce with a degree in administrative assistantship.

Campus Safety Dispatchers

Dispatcher Kelly Barr started as a full-time dispatcher in 2015 after a  long career in customer-service related positions. This experience prepared Kelly to handle a variety of personalities and circumstances in a kind, successful and efficient manner. 

Adam MartinDispatcher Adam Martin has been serving Hartwick College since August 2006. Adam has an associate’s degree in criminal justice from Herkimer County Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Utica College of Syracuse University. Adam has an internship with the Utica Criminal Court System.



Dispatcher Barbra Willsey is a native of Oneonta, NY, and has been serving Hartwick College since 1998. Barbra came to Hartwick from Oneonta Answering Service, where she was also employed as a dispatcher. She has completed all necessary departmental training courses and is certified in NYALERT and FEMA Incident Command Training for Higher Education.



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