Howard Clery dead at 77

January 4, 2008 6:06:25 PM PST
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) - Howard Clery has died. He's the man who who pushed for a landmark federal law requiring disclosure of campus crime statistics following the rape and murder of his daughter in her Lehigh University dorm room in 1986. Clery was 77. King of Prussia-based Security on Campus Incorporated, which Clery co-founded, says he died at his home in Palm City, Florida, on Tuesday.

The Jeanne Clery Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. It requires colleges and universities to disclose information about campus crime and security policies in a timely fashion. The Education Department can fine violators or can suspend them from participating in federal student financial aid programs.

Clery is survived by two sons and his wife. A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at Villanova University.