Christopher Bingham, assistant director of field operations, has been named interim director of Saint Louis University's Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness. His appointment takes place immediately. He replaces vice president and director Roland Corvington who has left the University to become director of corporate security at Edward Jones.
|Chris Bingham, Interim DPSEM Director|
William Kauffman, J.D., vice president and general counsel for the University, announced Bingham's appointment Monday.
"Along with his two years at SLU, Chris Bingham has nearly 20 years experience in the military, law enforcement and campus security," Kauffman said. "The university is fortunate to have someone with such an extensive background available to step in."
Prior to joining SLU, Bingham was the assistant chief of security at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Ga., where he coordinated an effective police force to provide security to faculty, students and campus visitors. He also assisted with the development and accreditation of the college's police department and created an emergency action plan for the college.
Previously he was with Georgia Perimeter College and also served on the Gwinnett County Police Department. He also was a member of the U.S. Air Force military police where he was responsible for the security of multi-million dollar aircraft, Air Force members and civilian personnel.
Bingham, who joined the University in 2011, received his undergraduate degree in business management from Shorter College in Georgia before going on to earn his master's in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.
Kauffman also thanked Corvington for his years of service at SLU.
"Professionals like Roland Corvington do not come along every day," Kauffman said. "The SLU community is fortunate to have benefitted from his expertise and leadership. We wish him well as he moves on to Edward Jones."