May 30, 2024

Knights in the News | March 2020

CSU Alumnus Promoted in Police Department
Lt. Chad Hooker has worked for the Suffolk County Police Department (Virginia) since 2010. He has since worked on the Uniform Patrol, Neighborhood Enforcement Team and SWAT team. Most recently, he served as training sergeant for the Professional Standards Division. Hooker received his master’s degree in organizational leadership from CSU in 2019.

CSU Knight Named Fire Chief in Hendersonville
Hendersonville, North Carolina has a new fire chief. James Miller previously served as deputy chief and interim chief for the fire department, before being appointed as chief. He joined the department in 1991, serving on various teams over the years. Miller is currently pursuing an MBA from CSU.

CSU Knight Named Fire Chief in Kannapolis
Tracy Winecoff began his new role as fire chief at Kannapolis (North Carolina) Fire Department. He started with the department in 1999, serving in roles from fire engineer to division chief. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in homeland security from CSU.

CSU Alum Promoted to Battalion Chief
James Adams is one of two new battalion chiefs in Salisbury, North Carolina. Adams was previously with Concord Fire and Newell Fire, and he will relocate to Charlotte for the new position. He received a bachelor’s in fire science from CSU.

CSU Knight to Begin New Role as CEO of Nonprofit
Keith Gee will soon begin as CEO of Bridges, a nonprofit organization in Brevard County, Florida that serves children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities. He previously served as executive director of the Children’s Hunger Project. Gee received his MBA from CSU.

CSU Student and Deputy Fire Chief Joins Leadership Program
Justin Hall, the deputy fire chief in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, has been selected to join the 2020 Fire Service Executive Development Institute hosted by the International Association of Fire Chiefs. He has also been granted a scholarship that covers the expenses of attending the program. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fire administration from CSU.

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