Campus Safety Announces the 2021 Director of the Year Finalists

Congratulations to the 17 campus protection professionals from around the nation who’ve been named finalists in this year’s Director of the Year awards program!

Campus Safety Announces the 2021 Director of the Year Finalists

The Director of the Year winners and runners-up will be announced at Campus Safety Conference East, which will be held July 11-13 in Bethesda, Maryland.

The 2021 Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists are:

Dustin Calhoun, Medical Director of Emergency Management, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Steven Ellis, Coordinator of Campus Security and Safety, Corona-Norco Unified School District, Norco, California

Adam Garcia, Vice President & Director, Public Safety Services, Nevada System of Higher Education, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ray Gerwitz, Executive Director & Deputy Chief Security Officer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas

Mark Glenn, Colonel (Chief), Washington University in St. Louis Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri

The Director of the Year winners and runners up will be announced at this summer’s Campus Safety Conference East. To register for CSC East, visit

Thomas Graham, Director of Emergency Management, Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee

Timothy Grant, Chief of Campus Police Services, College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey

David Hall, Director of University Safety, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri

Ken Harr, Corporate Director & Chief Security Officer, Safety, Security & Emergency Management, Ballad Health, Johnson City, Tennessee

Mike Hodges, Director of Public Safety, Piedmont Healthcare, Athens, Georgia

Henry Horn, Chief of Police, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Police Department, Kansas City, Kansas

Gerald Lewis, Associate Vice President Public Safety & Chief of Police, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas

Thomas Mayhew, Director of Emergency Management & Safety, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia

George “Tom” Torregrossa, Director of Police Services, University of Louisiana at Monroe Police Department, Monroe, Louisiana

John White, Deputy Director, Safety & Security, Columbia Public Schools, Columbia, Missouri

Babe Wilson, Captain, Field Operations Bureau, Wicomico County Public Schools, Salisbury, Maryland

Jeffrey Yarbrough, Chief of Police, Round Rock Independent School District Police Department, Round Rock, Texas

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About the Author

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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