University Heights, OH-John Carroll University alumnus Timothy J. Peppard will join the university as its new director of Campus Safety Services on June 11, 2007. Peppard is currently the chief of police and director of operations for University Circle, Incorporated, a popular cultural and educational district in Cleveland, Ohio.

Peppard was selected from a highly qualified pool of candidates after an extensive search. He has had a long and highly successful career with University Circle Police Department. After graduating from John Carroll University in 1968 with a degree in psychology, Peppard was hired as a Patrol Officer at University Circle. Over the years, he was promoted several times and became the Chief in 1993.

While at University Circle, Peppard ensured a safe and secure environment for more than 45,000 university and hospital employees, patients, students and visitors. He has also had the honor of being invited to attend a training session at The Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy.

“We couldn’t be happier to have someone with Tim’s level of experience and qualifications join our Campus Safety Department and the University community,” said Dr. Sherri Crahen, dean of students of John Carroll. “Tim has a passion for law enforcement and working collaboratively that will be very beneficial as we continue to enhance our campus safety department,” she added. Dr. Crahen served as chair of the search committee.

In his new role at John Carroll, Peppard will oversee the campus safety services of the 60-acre university complex.

He replaces Dan R. Clark, who left John Carroll in December after more than four years of exemplary service.

John Carroll University, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a liberal arts university grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The university has some 3,350 plus undergraduates and just over 750 graduate students. The U.S. News & World Report’s 2006 annual college guide ranks John Carroll University among the top 10 master’s-degree granting universities in the Midwest and first in average graduation rate. Originally founded as St. Ignatius College in 1886, the university was renamed in 1923 to honor America’s first Catholic bishop, John Carroll of Maryland. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities located in the United States.

Posted on May 1, 2007
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