Campus Safety Announces the 2020 Director of the Year Finalists
Fifteen school, university and healthcare protection professionals from around the nation have been named finalists in this year’s Director of the Year awards program. Here’s who made the cut!
Congratulations to the 15 healthcare, K-12 school district and university public safety, security and emergency management pros who have been named this year’s Director of the Year finalists! Those who made the cut hail from all over America, including Illinois, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, Nebraska, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, Connecticut, Missouri and Tennessee.
The winners and runners-up will be announced at Campus Safety Conference East, which will be held July 12-14 in Bethesda, Maryland. Complete coverage of the winners will appear this fall in Campus Safety magazine and on CampusSafetyMagazine.com.
Now check out the finalists, as well as the nominees who didn’t quite make the cut but deserve an honorable mention.
Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalists
- Demario Boone, Chief, Peoria Public Schools, Peoria, Illinois
- Sean Brammer, Chief of Police, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
- Eric Clay, System Director of Public Safety, CoxHealth, Springfield, Missouri
- Paul Cross, Assistant Chief of Police, MD Anderson Cancer Center & UTHealth/Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
- Richard Francis, Director of District School Safety & Security, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, Florida
- Adam Garcia, Associate Vice President & Director, College of Southern Nevada, Desert Research Institute, Nevada State College and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Rick Gilbert, Senior Director of Campus Safety, Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Save the dates! The 2020 Campus Safety Conferences (CSC) will be in Las Vegas (June 15-17), Bethesda, Md. (July 12-14), and San Antonio (July 26-28). To register, visit CampusSafetyConference.com.
- Guy Grace, Director of Security & Emergency Planning, Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, Colorado
- Cesar Gracia, Dean of Campus Safety Operations, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee
- Frank Kitzerow, Chief of Police/School Safety Specialist, School District of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida
- Steve Lillard, Chief of Police, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina
- Kevin Phillips, Director, University of North Carolina Hospitals Police Department, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Edgar Rodriguez, Chief of Public Safety, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut
- Marlon Runnels, Chief of Police, Montgomery Independent School District, Montgomery, Texas
- Glen Wittry, Director of Support Services, San Antonio Regional Hospital, Upland, California
Director of the Year Honorable Mentions
- Kenith Adcox, University of Texas Medical Branch Police Department, Galveston, Texas
- Theodore Cannon II, Philadelphia Protestant Home, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Damion Davis, Dignity Health Northridge Medical Center, Northridge, California
- Joey Hunter, San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital, Banning, California
- Eric Immler, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland
- Douglas James, Bellevue School District, Bellevue, Washington
- Myron Love, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago
- Mike Matranga, Texas City Independent School District, Texas City, Texas
- John McDonald, Jefferson County Public Schools, Lakewood, Colorado
- Wade Nichols, Brazosport Independent School District, Clute, Texas
- Rick Parfitt, Lee County School District, Fort Myers, Florida
- Mark Smith, Spartanburg School District 6, Roebuck, South Carolina
- Patrick Sullivan, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania
- Calvin Vincent, Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield, Michigan
Congratulations to all of our finalists and honorable mentions!
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