2010
Benedictine University at Springfield names new public safety director

Benedictine University at Springfield names new public safety director
March 11, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Ron Boris, a veteran public safety official and former member of the Benedictine University Police department in Lisle, Illinois, has been named the new Director of Public Safety at Benedictine University at Springfield. Boris is responsible for the overall safety of the campus environment as well as response to any potential emergency situations. He brings with him a wealth of experience that will help ensure a worry-free learning and living environment for Benedictine University at Springfield students, faculty and staff. Benedictine University is a leader in campus safety issues, recently providing the impetus for the passage of Illinois House Bill 2507 which grants members of private college campus police departments the same powers as municipal peace officers and county sheriffs since these powers are for the protection of students, employees ands visitors. Benedictine University at Springfield follows Benedictine University’s campus in Lisle in adopting a “campus police” model of public safety. This model allows the campus police to take a lead role in community safety and response, traffic safety, crime prevention, emergency services, and community relations, education and awareness.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.