North Greenville University (NGU) has named longtime law enforcement leader Tony Eigner as its new Director of Safety and Security.
"We are so excited to welcome Mr. Eigner to campus as our next director. Not only does he bring impeccable credentials, but his alignment with our mission is robust and compelling," said NGU President Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. "We are grateful for his willingness to help us elevate this important part of our campus community and lead us in new ways."
Eigner comes to NGU after serving with the Newberry County Sheriff's Office for more than 20 years, since 2000. He is a native of Newberry. Eigner has held positions of deputy sheriff, civil process officer, sergeant-investigator in the Investigations Division, lieutenant- investigator in the Support Services Division, and most recently as an inspector-administrative officer.
Eigner is a 1991 graduate of the Joint Degree program with Stillman College and the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with a bachelor's degree in History, where he was also certified in Social Gerontology. He is working on his Master of Public Administration from Strayer University's Columbia campus.
His 26-year law enforcement career began in 1994 as a patrolman with the Newberry Police Department. He culminated in 1995 as a crime scene investigator and latent print examiner with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). He then served the City of Newberry Police Department as an investigator until 1999 when he became a patrolman with the Prosperity Police Department before joining the Newberry County Sheriff's Office in 2000.
"Being named the new Director of Safety and Security at North Greenville University is absolutely an honor and a privilege. I am excited about this opportunity and advancing toward the next phase of my life and career," said Eigner.