Gloria Graham named Assistant Vice President for Police Services, Assistant Chief of Police

Gloria Graham, a leader in campus law enforcement, has been named Assistant Vice President for Police Services and Assistant Chief of Police at the University of Chicago. She will begin on Feb. 1, 2012.

In her new role, Graham will provide day-to-day oversight of the University of Chicago Police Department and serve as second-in-command to Marlon Lynch, Associate Vice President for Safety & Security and Chief of Police.

Graham is currently Chief of Police at the University of Tennessee, where she has established internal and external community partnerships that have led to effective crime prevention and community education programs focused on the needs of faculty, students and staff, Lynch said.  

Before joining the University of Tennessee, Graham was the Assistant Chief of Police at Duke University and a police captain at the University of Southern California. Graham holds a BA in Justice Studies from North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Graham’s appointment comes after a national search, and interviews with faculty, staff and students.

“Gloria has both the leadership and the experience to help guide law enforcement in a complex community that includes the campus, the Medical Center and surrounding neighborhoods,” Lynch said. “Adding her to our leadership team will allow me to focus on a multi-faceted approach to safety that includes transportation, technology and community partnerships.”