Campus News

Bowdoin Hires New Security Director

Story posted September 15, 1998

Sept. 10, 1998, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- After an exhaustive national search, Scott Kipp of Albion, Mich., was hired in July as the college's new Director of Security. He replaces Louann Dustin-Hunter, Administrative and Program Coordinator, who has served as the acting director for the past 16 months.

"I'm enormously pleased to have Scott Kipp joining our team. He possesses the leadership and sound judgment to lead our Security operation effectively. We owe a word of thanks to Louann Dustin-Hunter who served as the Interim Director during the transition; Louann will continue to play an important role in the department."

Kipp has spent the past two years as the associate director of campus security at Albion College in Michigan, where he was responsible for supervising 30 students, four full-time and two part-time employees, scheduling all student and part-time employees and assisting with computer problems in the department, as well as responding to emergencies and investigating crimes.

His background includes stints as a paid on-call firefighter and a security officer for a private security company. He has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, and has had further training in firefighting and campus law enforcement. But it was his experience at Albion that attracted the Bowdoin search team.

"Albion College is a very similar kind of school to Bowdoin," said Bob Graves, director of residential life, Kipp's supervisor and chairman of the search team.

Last year, Bowdoin shifted the security department by placing it under the Office of Student Affairs rather than the Treasurer.

"This is a positive shift," Graves said. "It shows that the college is concerned with people as well as facilities, that it is committed to being responsive to students, staff and neighbors."

Kipp's responsibilities at Bowdoin, in addition to providing crime protection and prevention, include administering the college's parking policies and student and employee identification card programs and recording crime statistics.

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