April 7, 2017
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Aarron Cook, the former director of campus safety and security at Richland Community College, has been named director of campus safety at Illinois Wesleyan University.
At Richland, Cook led the Decatur-based college in becoming the first community college in Illinois to receive the Ready to Respond Campus designation, an initiative aimed at enhancing campus safety, preparedness and response efforts. Prior to his appointment at Richland, Cook worked as a security consultant in the St. Louis area and as regional security coordinator for Wachovia Securities and Wells Fargo. He has more than 25 years of experience in the security field.
“Aarron’s student-centered approach to campus safety will help us prioritize officer training and support, high quality visibility, and educational outreach on critical safety issues,” said Karla Carney-Hall, vice president of student affairs and dean of students.
Cook holds a Bachelor of Science in law enforcement administration from Western Illinois University. Cook succeeds Chuck Adam, who retired after 36 years of service to Illinois Wesleyan.