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Nov. 12: Campus welcomes new director of campus safety

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FREDERICK, Md.—A law enforcement professional with more than a decade of experience in campus safety and security at two universities has been named Hood College's director of campus safety.

Thurmond L. Maynard II leads the campus' 28-member full- and part-time security officers and on-call communication center employees. He came to Hood from Trinity Washington University, where he most recently served as a captain in the college’s department of public safety. He has been at Trinity since 2006, and at The Catholic University of America for four years prior to that.

In this position, Maynard is responsible for the security of the college’s nearly 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students, the more than 400 faculty and staff, campus guests and the facilities on Hood’s 50-acre campus.

Maynard earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 1999 and a master's degree in administration and organizational management from Trinity Washington University in 2010. He has earned certifications and completed training in numerous areas, including emergency response training, simulation training for command post personnel, first responder, CPR and first aid. He holds licensure as an unarmed special police officer in the District of Columbia.

Maynard replaces Dan Spedden who in July was named president of the Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.