Timothy Munro: The New Face of Campus Safety
On October 1, Timothy Munro became the new Director of Campus Safety. Munro is replacing Dennis Conway who entered a planned retirement on September 30 after 16 years of service to Skidmore.
Munro is still a relatively new face at Skidmore, as he has only been here just about a year. In Munro’s former role, he was the primary investigator for major cases reported to Campus Safety. He worked on cases regarding missing students, injured students, sexual assaults and burglaries. In his new role, he will continue to oversee these cases but he also hopes “to spend more time on emergency preparedness and planning.”
Munro is also looking forward to building relationships with people across campus. When he originally came to Skidmore, he had planned on conducting outreach with student leaders across campus but said that he was unable to make the time to do this. “I’m hopeful that the shift in my duties will allow me some time to work on those relationships,” said Munro.
Munro has other ideas for things he would like to look into changing within Campus Safety. “I’d like to look at how technology can help us more in Campus Safety. Some areas for enhancement could be on-line training events, templates for routine reports, and improvements to the parking instructions available to staff and student,” said Munro.
Over the past year, Munro has enjoyed his time working at Skidmore. He said that, “the experience has been really great. I'm continually impressed by members of our community and their sense of community. In my experiences so far, the vast majority of people here are trying to do the right things, for all the right reasons.” After only a year, he said, “I’m very fortunate to be assuming the top position in such a well-run department.”
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