Director of Campus Safety Services (Chief of Police)

The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a highly qualified, dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking leader to become its Director of Campus Safety Services.  Campus Safety Services is part of UCR’s new Division of Health, Well-Being and Safety (HWS), which includes the following departments: Student Health Services (SHS), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Basic Needs, Campus Advocacy, Resources, and Education (CARE), Student Affairs Case Management, Student Disability Resources Center, Health Education and Promotion (The Well), and Student Well-being, Intervention, and Follow-up Team (SWIFT). This new structure will provide a multi-tiered, comprehensive framework of services, resources, and programs for members of the UCR campus community that supports a holistic approach to diversity and success through an integrated culture of wellness.

As UCR’s head law enforcement official (i.e., Chief of Police), the Director will lead integration of the UCR Police Department into the more comprehensive Campus Safety Division that will ensure a safe and secure environment for all members of the campus community to support the university’s tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, a CV or resume, a cover letter and a statement of contributions to diversity. In a “Statement of Contributions to Diversity,” we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR.

The Hawkins Company is assisting UC Riverside in this search. For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by Friday, July 22, 2022.

Confidential nominations and inquiries can be directed to Stella Marks (

Leadership profile

Finalist & Open Forum information

Search Advisory Committee

Deborah Deas, Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences & Dean, SOM (Chair)
Alton Carswell, Case Manager, Health & Wellness
Ninfa Delgado, Advisory Committee for Chicano/Latino Affairs
Joe Farrow, Chief of Police, UC Davis
Ivett Gabriella, PhD Student & President of the Graduate Student Association
Keona Henderson, Founder, Positive Women Meet Up, LLC & UCR Alumni Black Alumni Chapter President
Mariam Lam, Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer (AACL)
Karen Lopez, Administrative Specialist, Student Conduct Programs
Wade Stern, Police Officer, UC Riverside

Contact Information

For questions regarding this search, please contact:

Stella Marks
Consulting Executive Recruiter
The Hawkins Company

Tanya Adams
Director of Human Resources & Executive Searches
Office of the Chancellor – Administrative Services & Strategic Executive Team