Spotlight on Higher Education/Healthcare Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist William Adcox

Check out some of this Director of the Year finalist’s top accomplishments, as well as a photo gallery of him and his department.

Congratulations to William Adcox, Vice President, Chief of Police, and Chief Security Officer, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, for being named one of this year’s higher education and healthcare Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.

Some of his notable achievements include:

  • Created MD Anderson’s award-winning threat management team and workplace violence prevention program, resulting in reduced risk and improved safety.
  • Reduced vehicular crime to zero in locations where security cameras with license plate readers have been installed.
  • One of the first police agencies in the nation to participate in the 30×30 Initiative in which he pledged to increase the representation of women in recruit classes to 30% by 2030.

View his photos.

Winners of this year’s Director of the Year awards will be announced at this summer’s 2024 Campus Safety Conference, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia, July 8-10. For more information and to register, visit

Read about the other finalists.

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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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