FSU Launches Search for Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police

This message to all students, faculty and staff has been approved by Kyle Clark, Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration.

Dear Campus Community,

I am writing to announce the initiation of the search process for the position of Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police at Florida State University. While the search is underway, Barbara O'Connor will serve as Interim Assistant Vice President for Public Safety, and Justin Maloy will serve as Interim Police Chief. I am very appreciative of their efforts.

The university has named an 11-person search committee and retained LINDAUER, a global executive search firm, to facilitate the search. Renisha Gibbs, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Finance & Administration Chief of Staff, will chair the search committee. For more information, including the position advertisement and how to apply, visit the search website.

On May 15, 2024, members of the search committee and Paula Hurley Fazli, Senior Vice President of LINDAUER, will host a listening session. This is an opportunity for campus constituents to share their thoughts regarding the qualities sought in the new Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police. The committee will use information gathered from this session to develop the criteria by which candidates will be evaluated.

As members of the University community, we invite you to provide feedback.

Constituent Group

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Wednesday, May 15, 2024
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST

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Should you be unable to attend the scheduled session, please submit any comments via email to Paula Hurley Fazli at pfazli@lindauerglobal.com by 5 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2024.  

The campus community will be updated as the search progresses to provide ample opportunity for stakeholders to observe and interact with candidates during the interview process.


Kyle Clark
Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration

Please Note: We kindly request that you excuse yourself from participating in any listening sessions if you have any thoughts or considerations of becoming a potential candidate. We appreciate your assistance in helping us to manage any potential conflict of interest and building the strongest pool possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the search chair.

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