McMillian to Lead Office of Public Safety

For Josh McMillian, the path to become the new director of public safety at Arkansas Tech University started with a simple premise. “For me, police work is an outlet to serve my community,” said McMillian. “Being active in my community is important to me, and I am excited about the privilege to serve at Arkansas Tech because of the opportunities we have to help others. We will protect the safety of our student body, but we will also serve in an educational capacity to inform our students.” McMillian brings 10 years of law enforcement experience to his new role, which he will assume on March 15. He previously served as public information officer for the Russellville Police Department. “We are proud to welcome Josh to the Tech family,” said Susie Nicholson, vice president for student services and university relations. “He will bring a wealth of knowledge to our Office of Public Safety. Ensuring the safety of our campus community is our No. 1 priority, and I believe that Josh will be a valuable resource as we work to enhance our reputation as a safe place to study and work.” Steve Lawrence, who has previously served the university as director of public safety, will continue to work in the Arkansas Tech Office of Student Services as an associate dean of students. The Arkansas Tech Office of Public Safety office is located on the Tech campus at 1508 North Boulder Avenue in Russellville. The office can be reached by phone at (479) 968-0222.