Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
June 16, 2020 1:58 PM

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students,

It is my pleasure to share with you that Alice Cary will become the Executive Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police starting July 20 pending approval by the Board of Trustees.

Cary is currently the chief of police at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, where she has worked tirelessly to implement the 21st Century Policing approach founded on building trust and legitimacy, policy and oversight, training and education, community policing and crime reduction, technology and social media, as well as officer safety and wellness.

In her current university law enforcement leadership role, she established a dedicated Campus Outreach and Support Team (COAST) that engages with the campus and the greater community to build trust through establishing personal relationships, improving communications, operating transparently and demonstrating a commitment to serving all people.

I want to thank the search committee for their diligent work in identifying an excellent pool of finalists, and I offer thanks to Interim Chief Matt Myrick for his leadership in this transition period and the entire Division of Public Safety for their service year after year.

There is no higher priority for us than ensuring that our community is as safe and secure as possible for our students, faculty, staff and visitors to work, live and learn. I’m excited to have Alice Cary lead that effort for us.


Robert J. Jones

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