Denison University announced David Rose will join the Granville, Ohio-based university as Director of Campus Safety. Rose is a retired captain of The Ohio State University police division and brings more than 30 years of campus safety experience to his position. Rose will continue to grow and strengthen Denison’s campus community safety model.

Julie Tucker, associate vice president of student development, said, “Those who have previously worked with Dave regularly comment on his kindness, empathy, partnerships across campus, and ability to build strong relationships. Dave is going to immerse himself fully in campus life and be a key partner in supporting the student experience. We are thrilled to welcome him to campus.”

“Denison is known to be a preeminent liberal arts university and I am honored to have been chosen to serve as the next Campus Safety Director,” says Rose. “I am excited to get to work and look forward to developing relationships with students, staff, and faculty.”

Rose was selected from a national search process, during which many were impressed with his wealth of knowledge, his experience in leading a team, commitment to ongoing professional development, crisis management experience, and his ability to build relationships on and off-campus. Rose graduated from The Ohio State University with a bachelor of science in anthropology and molecular genetics, a master’s in anthropology, and he has completed coursework for a doctorate in anthropology.