MSU interim deputy police chief promoted, VP security role expanded
EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Michigan State University’s Interim President Teresa Woodruff, Ph.D. announced Tuesday “decoupling the roles of vice president for public safety and police chief.”
Vice President and Chief of Police Marlon Lynch will become vice president and chief safety officer, pending the Board of Trustees’ approval at its April meeting.
The chief of police position is now a stand-alone role. VP Lynch appointed Interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman to serve in the role of chief of police, effective Tuesday.
Woodruff explained “as our university-wide safety measures expand, it is critical these roles be separated.”
We are excited to announce the new structure of MSU DPPS!— MSU Police and Public Safety (@msupolice) March 14, 2023
Marlon Lynch will now serve as the Vice President and Chief Safety Officer. VP Lynch has appointed Interim Deputy Chief Chris Rozman as the new Chief of Police, effective today.
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Woodruff explained the expansion of Lynch’s role as vice president includes “the additional responsibilities of leading the ongoing work of centralizing security systems, creating and implementing the security operations center and integrating the safety and security functions of our health college campuses outside of East Lansing — all while carrying forward the department’s 2022-25 strategic plan.”
Woodruff said “the new structure also preserves our police department maintaining an on-the-ground police chief to manage the daily operations of the department in East Lansing.”
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