December 1, 2023

Alumni News Roundup | February

Griffin to join Union as VP for Enrollment Management
Dan Griffin has been named vice president for enrollment management at Union University and will oversee the university’s offices of undergraduate admissions and financial aid, according to a news release. A native of Union, Mo., Griffin completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia Southern University

Fort Myers Has a New Fire Chief
“Trenton C. Bowen – a 28-year veteran of the Fort Myers Fire Department – is the new chief. Bowen has a Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia Southern University. He climbed the ranks from firefighter to deputy fire chief – and now to chief. He was previously named a firefighter of the year and an employee of the month.”

Full-time Fire Chief Hired in Lewisburg
“James Blount III, a 40-year-old, 27-year firefighting veteran from Red Oak, Iowa, will become the first full-time, paid chief for the William Cameron Engine Company in Lewisburg, fire house officials announced Wednesday…A Virginia native, Blount has degrees in emergency services management, business and public administration and fire science, all from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, Ala., as well as additional firefighting and related certificates.”

OPD Lt. Billy Woods Plans to Run for Sheriff
Ocala Police Department Lt. Billy Woods, a Republican, is throwing his hat in the ring to run for sheriff of Marion County. Woods is married with two children and has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University.

Town Manager David now ICMA Credentialed
“Tryon Town Manager Joey Davis recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Manager Association…Davis, of Shelby, is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia Southern University (CSU) and is currently working his doctorate in business administration from CSU.”

New West Pottsgrove Police Chief Matthew Stofflet to Boost Community Engagement
West Pottsgrove, PA, has just elected a new police chief. Stofflet entered the United States Marine Corps, where he finished his service as a corporal. Stofflet received a degree in criminal justice from Columbia Southern University.

Two Finalists Named for Powder Springs Police Chief
Michael Cochran is a finalist for the position of Powder Springs, GA police chief. Cochran has served with the city since 2010 and has worked in law enforcement for more than 20 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from CSU.

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