Spotlight on Higher Education Campus Safety Director of the Year Andy Stephenson

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

Spotlight on Higher Education Campus Safety Director of the Year Andy Stephenson

Appalachian State University Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Andy Stephenson. Photo by Chase Reynolds

BOONE, N.C. — Congratulations to Appalachian State University Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police Andy Stephenson for being named one of this year’s higher education Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.

Here are some of his notable achievements:

  • Purchased an entire fleet of new Ford patrol vehicles, saving the university approximately $140,000 over the first five years.
  • Had internal locks installed on every classroom door so that doors could be locked from the inside in the event of an active aggressor on campus.
  • Implemented training and developed expertise to begin conducting cyber investigations on electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptops.

View his photo gallery.

Read about the other higher education finalists.

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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