University of Utah appoints first chief safety officer to lead campus-wide improvements


The University of Utah announced Thursday that Marlon C. Lynch will serve as the university’s first chief safety officer.

Lynch, currently senior vice president for campus services and safety at New York University, will assume his role on Feb. 1, 2020.

“We are delighted to have a leader in campus safety joining the U,” said Ruth V. Watkins, president of the University of Utah. “Marlon brings years of experience, knowledge and insights to this role on our campus. His record of success will accelerate our efforts to strengthen a culture of safety at the U.”

Read the full announcement here.