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!

Campus Safety Announces the 2020 Director of the Year Finalists

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

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Sean Brammer, Chief of Police, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Eric Clay, System Director of Public Safety, CoxHealth, Springfield, Missouri

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Paul Cross, Assistant Chief of Police, MD Anderson Cancer Center & UTHealth/Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Richard Francis, Director of District School Safety & Security, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, Florida

Check out his accomplishments!

  • 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

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Rick Gilbert, Senior Director of Campus Safety, Milton Hershey School, Hershey, Pennsylvania

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Guy Grace, Director of Security & Emergency Planning, Littleton Public Schools, Littleton, Colorado

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Cesar Gracia, Dean of Campus Safety Operations, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Frank Kitzerow, Chief of Police/School Safety Specialist, School District of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach, Florida

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Steve Lillard, Chief of Police, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Kevin Phillips, Director, University of North Carolina Hospitals Police Department, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Edgar Rodriguez, Chief of Public Safety, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Marlon Runnels, Chief of Police, Montgomery Independent School District, Montgomery, Texas

Check out his accomplishments!

  • Glen Wittry, Director of Support Services, San Antonio Regional Hospital, Upland, California

Check out his accomplishments!

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!

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray
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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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