Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons
has announced that the school named Kevin J. Raport its new chief of campus safety.
Raport, 31, of Aston, Pa. has been a member of the department since 2000, when he was hired as a campus safety officer for the university’s main campus in Chester, Pa. He was promoted to corporal of campus safety there two years later and then to assistant director of the university campus safety department in 2005.
His new position as chief of campus safety for the School of Law means Raport will oversee all public safety matters on the university’s two law campuses in Wilmington and Harrisburg. He will be responsible for 25 officers who patrol roughly 55 acres across the two campuses combined. More than 1,600 law, graduate, paralegal and other students attend classes at the two locations.
Raport holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from West Chester University. He earned his master’s degree in the same subject from Widener University in 2007. He is a certified instructor for the American Red Cross and also serves as an adjunct professor for Widener’s University College, teaching courses in human resource management.
“Kevin has demonstrated his commitment to Widener with exemplary service over nearly 10 years on Widener’s main campus,” Law Dean Linda L. Ammons said. “He has worked his way through the ranks and the School of Law looks forward to having him on our campuses in this new position. Our students, staff and faculty – and our many visitors – will be in good hands with him as the leader of our safety team.”
Raport’s promotion became effective Monday, Dec. 7. One of his first tasks will be to oversee the installation of a card-access system for Concord and Shipley halls and the townhouse residences on the Delaware campus, using the current School of Law identification cards. The controlled-entry points will also be monitored via closed-circuit video cameras. The project is scheduled for completion in late January.