September 22, 2023

Alumni in the News | July 2018

Fire Chief Knight Shares Mission for Fire Department
Ben Hammond, recently appointed fire chief for the Sheridan Fire Department in Arkansas, shared his vision of fire prevention and risk reduction in this article. He recently graduated with his bachelor’s in fire administration from CSU.

Knight Named Finalist for Police Chief Selection
Christopher Chapmond, the assistant police chief of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is a finalist for the vacant position of police chief in Bluffton, South Carolina. Chapmond earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from CSU.

Knight Named Fire Captain
Joseph Padykula was named the new fire captain in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Padykula joined the Wrentham Fire Department in 2014 and received his bachelor’s degree in fire science from CSU.

Knight Named Police Chief
Tony Flowers will serve as the next police chief in Marion, South Carolina. He previously served as interim police chief and has been with the department since 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from CSU.

Knight Appointed to the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission
Lieutenant Charles. C. Chandler recently began a two-year term with the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, an affiliated office of the Supreme Court. Chandler received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice administration and is currently pursuing his master’s in organizational leadership from CSU.

Knight Named Director of Human Resources
Suzanne Pfeiffer has begun her new role as director of human resources at Omnitrans. She previously served as chief human resources officer at C-TRAN. She received her MBA in human resources management from CSU.

Knight Begins New Role as Fire Chief
Anthony Galagaza has been appointed as the newest fire chief for the Bakersfield Fire Department in California. He has been with the department for 26 years and previous served as the battalion chief. He received his bachelor’s in fire science and is currently pursuing an MBA from CSU.