Margolis Healy Names Kim Vansell to Lead the National Center for Campus Public Safety

September 16 2014

Richmond, VT — Margolis Healy, a leading campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance firm for higher education and private and public K-12 school systems, has named Kim Vansell the inaugural Director of the National Center for Campus Public Safety (National Center). Chief Vansell is currently the Director of Public Safety at the University of Central Missouri and will begin her new position with the National Center on May 1, 2014.

“After a lengthy and thorough national search, we have selected Kim Vansell to lead the National Center,” said Managing Partner Gary Margolis. “Kim’s long tenure with the University of Central Missouri made her a leading candidate during our search.” Managing Partner Steven Healy added, “Kim’s deep experience with leadership initiatives, collaborative efforts, and professional organization involvement truly epitomized what we were looking for in a director for the National Center. We couldn’t be happier she has accepted the position.”

Reporting to Dr. Margolis and Mr. Healy, Ms. Vansell will be responsible for leading and administering the National Center including hiring and developing 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. Ms. Vansell will be based out of the National Center’s Burlington, Vermont offices.

About Margolis Healy

Margolis Healy is a professional services firm specializing in campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance for higher education and K-12. In September 2013, the US Department of Justice awarded Margolis Healy with an initial $2.3M grant to establish and lead a new National Center for Campus Public Safety based in Burlington, VT. With more than 15 years each of providing consulting services to clients in the education, public and private sectors, Dr. Gary J. Margolis and Mr. Steven J. Healy’s combined experience has quickly earned Margolis Healy recognition as one of the leading professional services firms for safety and security needs in North America



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