Steven Healy named director of public safety

Steven Healy named director of public safety

Steven Healy, chief of police at Wellesley College, has been named director of public safety at Princeton University.

Healy, who has worked in law enforcement for 18 years, will replaceJerrold Witsil, who retired Oct. 31 after 27 years as director of public safety.

Healy's appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2003. Donald Reichling, a23-year member of the public safety staff, will serve as acting director until then.

The chief of police at Wellesley since 1999, Healy has beenresponsible for the day-to-day and strategic operations of a 20-memberstaff. From 1995 to 1999, he was associate director of public safety at Syracuse University, managing the daily operations of a 60-member staff.

"Steven Healy is an outstanding public safety executive," saidCharles Kalmbach, senior vice president for administration, to whomHealy will report. "His personal qualities of integrity, dedication andteamwork are consistently cited by his past and present colleagues.Furthermore, during his entire career he has interacted effectively and imaginatively with young people and seasoned professionals -- in theAir Force and in two academic environments. He was the unanimous choiceof the advisory committee, and I am looking forward with great anticipation to his joining the administration."

"We also want to take this opportunity to thank Jerry Witsil for hisservice to the University," Kalmbach added. "In the more than 27 yearsthat Jerry has led our public safety department, the role of thedepartment has become increasingly more complex and critical to thewell-being of our campus. Jerry met these challenges with imagination, enthusiasm and professionalism. We wish him well in his retirement."

"We also are grateful to Don Reichling for his willingness to add yet another responsibility to his already full agenda," he said.

The full story is available in a news release.

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