September 21, 2023

CSU Alumni in the News – March 2017

Sylvania Township in Ohio Gets New Fire Chief
Deputy Chief Michael Ramm will replace Chief Jeffrey Kowalski upon his retirement this month. Deputy Chief Ramm joined the department 23 years ago, and served as a volunteer firefighter for 14 years prior to that. Ramm has also held roles as a master instructor and a flight medic. He earned his B.S. in fire administration from Columbia Southern University in 2012.

CSU Alumnus Follows her Passions
Patience Adagba left behind a career in biochemistry to follow her passion for safety in the workplace. She completed her master’s degree in occupational safety and health with a concentration in environmental management from CSU. Because of her education, coupled with her passion for solving safety issues, Adagba has emerged as a respected safety official with the airline at which she is currently employed. The company has since received the Silver Safety Award, one of the highest safety honors awarded.

Round Rock Battalion Chief Promoted to Assistant Chief
Scott Glaiser has proudly served as battalion chief for the Round Rock Fire Department for nine years. After serving as a 21 year veteran with Round Rock, he will now step into the role of assistant fire chief. He is a founding member of the department’s bicycle rescue team, technical rescue team and honor guard. Glaiser earned his B.S. in fire administration from CSU.

CSU Graduate Competes as Finalist for Fire Chief Position
The City of Topeka, Kansas is close to making a final decision as to who will serve as the Topeka Fire Department’s new fire chief. From a selection of 68 candidates, the process has now been whittled down to the final three. Former Fire Chief Randy Adams of the South Metropolitan Fire Protection District is one of those finalists. Adams earned a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in organizational leadership, both from Columbia Southern University in 2010 and in 2014.

CSU Alumnus New Fayetteville Chief of Police
Scott Gray has stepped into the role of police chief in Fayetteville, replacing the interim chief. Gray is the former Henry County Police North Precinct commander and was chosen among 40 other candidates to fill this important position. He earned his B.S. from CSU and is currently pursuing his doctorate from Argosy University. Gray is passionate about education, leadership and connecting with each and every member of his team.

Air Force Veteran Joins Thurmont Police Department
Richard Gast spent a full 24 hours in retirement from serving 21 years with the Air Force. Previously with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Department, Gast knew he wanted to work with the police department and serve at the community level through his patrol work. Meeting people and being proactive is part of his patrol style. He earned his associate’s degree in criminal justice from Columbia Southern University.

New Police Chief for Coralville Police Department
The newest Coralville Police Chief, Shane Kron, was unanimously approved by the city council to lead the department. Kron is a 17-year veteran with the Coralville Police Department and brings forth the kind of relational experience that the city council was looking for. He holds a degree in public administration from Upper Iowa University and earned his M.S. in criminal justice administration from CSU.