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Hunter secures role on Lyon’s new safety committee

Lai-Monté Hunter’s role in Lyon College Student Life is expanding to include safety and emergency management.

As of July 1, Campus Safety and the locksmith position report directly to Hunter, and he is also chairing the new Safety Committee. In recognition of the increased responsibilities, Dean of Students Dr. Patrick Mulick said the College has changed Hunter’s title to “Dean of Campus Life and Diversity.”

“I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to strengthen Student Life overall,” Hunter said, “and to be able to support the mission and vision of the College through this role.”

“One of Lai-monte’s major strengths is looking at process--how things are working and how we could help them be more efficient,” Mulick said.

Student Life wanted to make the Campus Safety department and locksmith position as effective as possible, Mulick added. 

“We have great people working in those areas,” Mulick said, “and we felt like Lai-Monte would be a great source of support, reference, and supervision.”

He said Hunter will also be a great resource for the new Safety Committee, which will supervise the enforcement and education of Lyon’s emergency management plans.

“[The Safety Committee] is something we have not had before,” Mulick said. “We’re ramping up our efforts to educate faculty, staff, and students about emergency response, and Lai-Monte will play a key role in those plans.”