Kim Richmond is the inaugural Director of the National Center for Campus Public Safety. Reporting to Dr. Gary Margolis and Mr. Steven Healy, Kim is responsible for leading and administering the National Center including the hiring of staff, managing the budget, overseeing the conditions of the cooperative agreement, and ensuring the National Center operates successfully within the strategic and tactical goals that have been articulated for the National Center by Congress. She will facilitate the National Center’s mission of providing an array of services to campus public safety agencies, members of campus communities, advocacy organizations, professional associations, and government entities.
Prior to joining the National Center, Kim spent over 30 years at the University of Central Missouri, most recently as Chief and Director of Public Safety. She began her career there in 1983 as a part-time dispatcher and became a full-time police officer in September 1984. She was promoted to shift sergeant in April 1987 and was selected as police/community services sergeant in 1999 until her promotion in 2011.
In addition to Kim’s deep experience with leadership initiatives, collaborative efforts, and professional organization involvement, she was a generalist instructor with the University of Central Missouri National Police Institute for nearly 20 years and adjunct faculty at the University of Central Missouri Department of Criminal Justice.
Kim received her BS in criminal justice administration and her MS in security from the University of Central Missouri. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 235.
Outside of work, Kim keeps busy with her large family, which includes her husband, five children, and seven grandchildren. She enjoys camping, boating, water skiing and quieter hobbies such as reading and crocheting.