December 2, 2011


Good Morning:

I am pleased to announce another important addition to Tulane University. Effective Jan. 17, 2012, Jon R. Barnwell will join the university community as our new superintendent of police.

Jon's hiring is the culmination of a national search, led by Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief Financial Officer Tony Lorino. This search focused on finding the candidate who could most ably lead our officers and ensure that Tulane's police continue to receive the best training, implement the best policies and employ the best practices for the safety and service of the entire Tulane community.

Jon has 15 years of experience in campus law enforcement, management and police administration. He is currently deputy chief of police at North Carolina State University, having risen through the ranks from his start as a patrol officer. Jon received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice/criminology from Mount Olive College in North Carolina.

As superintendent, Jon will oversee the unification of the uptown, downtown and North Shore units of our police department under a single leadership. This unified force will mean better coordination, communication and allocation of resources, resulting in an even safer Tulane for everyone.

I am grateful to the search committee, which included representation from our student body, for attracting such a qualified and enthusiastic leader.

Have a great weekend,


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