Spotlight on Higher Education/Healthcare Campus Safety Director of the Year Finalist Linda Stump-Kurnick

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

Congratulations to Linda Stump-Kurnick, Assistant Vice President and Chief of Police at the University of Florida, for being named one of this year’s higher education and healthcare Campus Safety Director of the Year finalists.

Some of her notable achievements include:

  • Launched a robust employee wellness program that addresses the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) eight dimensions of wellness.
  • Department recognized by the Florida Crime Prevention Association as the 2023 Crime Prevention Unit of the Year (small agency).
  • Hired two in-house mental health clinicians to ride with officers to respond to mental health calls, resulting in diverted hospitalizations for 48% of calls through establishing safety plans and securing alternative resources where involuntary hospitalization was considered.

View her 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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