Linhart to rejoin Public Safety

Linhart to rejoin Public Safety

Steve Linhart, executive director of student support and judicial affairs, Office of the Dean of Students, will be reassigned to the Department of Public Safety effective Feb. 1.

Jim Spice, police chief, Department of Public Safety, announced Linhart will return to the department as director of emergency management and student judicial affairs. Linhart was a member of the Department of Public Safety from 2000 to 2008, serving as police officer, police sergeant and deputy chief of police. He was assigned to the Office of the Dean of Students beginning with the fall 2008 semester.

“I am pleased that Steve has agreed to fill the important roles of directing our emergency management efforts as well as student judicial matters,” Spice said. “Steve has proven himself over many years as someone who is able to balance multiple tasks and to work effectively across the campus.”

Linhart will replace Brian Foltz who previously served as emergency manager within the Department of Public Safety. Foltz recently left the university. Linhart will retain his current duties as student conduct officer. For that portion of his position, he will report to the vice chancellor for student success.

Linhart’s previous supervisory duties of the directors of the Student Health Center, Counseling Center and Disability Services and University Testing Center will be transferred to Sue Mitchell, director, Student Success Center.

Linhart’s position in the Office of the Dean of Students will be eliminated.