Campus / Campus Safety / News / Uncategorized / June 19, 2015

Knox names new Director of Campus Safety

After former Director of Campus Safety John Schlaf’s retirement on April 30, Knox has appointed a new Director of Campus Safety, Vice President for Finance Tom Axtell announced in an email.

Mark Welker, former Executive Director of Public Safety at Eastern Kentucky University, has been appointed to replace Schlaf. Welker began Eastern Kentucky, which has an enrollment of 14,000 students, in 2004 as Chief of Campus Police. He visited Knox on Monday, May 25.

Welker was chosen by a committee of two faculty, two staff and three students with additional input from students who attended the campus-wide visits by Campus Safety Director candidates.
Welker will be starting at Knox in July.

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Kate Mishkin is a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. She started working for TKS as a freshman and subsequently served as managing editor, co-news editor and co-mosaic editor. Kate is the recipient of four awards from the Illinois College Press Association for news and feature stories and one award from the Associated Collegiate Press. She won the Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize in 2015 and 2014 and the Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigate Journalism in 2014. She has interned at FILTER Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WGIL radio and the Virginian-Pilot.

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