Anne P. Glavin, California State University, Northridge’s chief of police and director of police services, was recently sworn in as the 55th president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Sworn in on June 19 by IACLEA’s outgoing President Paul V. Verrecchia, assistant vice president and chief of police at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Glavin will serve a one-year term of office starting immediately. She was installed on the last day of the organization’s annual conference and exposition in Reno, Nev.
“I am truly honored to serve IACLEA in this role and to represent CSUN,” Glavin said. “I am grateful for all the support of the university and my staff. To be in a position to represent all of college and university public safety on a national and international stage is both daunting, challenging and exciting.”
Tom McCarron ’77 (Accounting), vice president for administration and finance, called Glavin a “skilled leader” who will serve IACLEA with distinction as she has as chief of police at California State University, Northridge.
Glavin has a distinguished 38-year career in campus public safety and has blazed a trail for female campus police executives in the United States. On July 31, 2002, she was appointed as the first woman chief of police at California State University, Northridge. Prior to coming to Cal State Northridge, Glavin served as chief of police at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. She served for 27 years in the MIT Police Department, holding all ranks and serving as the chief of police for her last 13 years at the university—the first woman to serve as chief at MIT. In 1987, when she assumed the position, Glavin became the first female chief of a major university department in the country. In 2001, she was promoted to director of public safety in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Treasurer.
Glavin is recognized for her work in sexual assault prevention and women’s self defense. She is the author of an MIT booklet, Acquaintance Rape: The Silent Epidemic, and was recognized in 1996 with a Susan B. Anthony Award presented by Rape Aggression Defense System program. She is a past president of the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives and past president of the Massachusetts Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. She is also a former commissioner for the Massachusetts Police Accreditation Commission and a former chair of IACLEA’s Accreditation Standards Committee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., and a master’s degree in education from Boston University.
IACLEA is an association that advances campus public safety for its more than 1,200 educational institution members and 2,000 individual members by providing educational resources, advocacy and professional development services. IACLEA is led by a board of directors and managed by a professional staff with headquarters in West Hartford, Conn.