Craig Stone has been named Associate Vice President and Chief of Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services.
Stone will be responsible for Campus Safety and Emergency Management Services, including all administrative, operational and financial aspects of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Emergency Management, and Global Safety and Support. He begins his new role at Syracuse University on April 1, 2022.
Stone most recently served as Deputy Director of the Department of Public Safety for the city of Columbus, Ohio. Stone brings decades of experience to the role, with nearly 30 years as a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, including 13 years as a lieutenant in Homeland Security, Internal Affairs, Patrol and Staff Inspections and prior service as Chief of Police for Cleveland State University, The Ohio State University (OSU) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
In his most recent position in the city of Columbus, Stone helped develop a neighborhood violence prevention plan and worked with the Columbus City Council on legislation to improve the police hiring process. He helped expand community policing programs at OSU and, as OSU Chief of Police, implemented bike patrols and community police academies to build community trust.