MSU hires campus security and safety superintendent
William Chew has been hired as Minot State University's first superintendent of campus security and safety, announced Roger Kluck, assistant vice president for facilities management. Chew will begin his new duties Sept. 4.
"With his law enforcement background, including drug enforcement and undercover work, and previous work in a public school setting, he is well suited for this position," Kluck said.
MSU is transitioning from a campus security program employing a combination of off-duty police officers and private security guards to an internal department supplemented by contract security.
Chew has a gang task force and undercover drug enforcement background and experience as a probation and parole officer. He most recently worked with student retention in a K-12 school system in Modesto, Calif.
Chew earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from California State University, Hayward. He also was a military policeman while in the U.S. Army.
Committed to student safety, MSU has proactively taken steps in the last year to strengthen campus security. Ongoing physical improvements to safety include a campus master landscaping plan, an improved east/west corridor through campus and security cameras in buildings and parking lots. Funds have been secured for a blue-light system that should also be installed this year.
For questions, contact Kluck at 858-3210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.