The personal safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of primary importance at the University of Montana Western. The College regularly reviews security and safety procedures as well as emergency response plans with the goal of minimizing the risks and consequences of violence in our community.
Membership on the Committee represents staff, faculty, and students. The Committee is chaired by the Campus Safety Officer. The Associated Students of the University of Montana Western (ASUMW) nominate, from among their members, representative(s) to the Committee.
The committee, which meets regularly, considers policies and practices that address campus security, personal safety, crime prevention, sexual assault, and concerns, including complaints that members of our community raise about security and safety. The committee reviews crime statistics affecting the campus and focuses attention on improving practices affecting members of our community. Each year, the Committee reports its findings about campus security and its recommendations for improving the safety and security of all members of our community to the College President.
Monique Schofield, Safety Officer
Jeremy Alvarez, Chief, Dillon Police Department
Byron “BJ” Klose, Chief, Dillon Fire Department
Sue Hansen RN, Director, Beaverhead County Public Health
Tom Wagenknecht, Department of Emergency Services, Beaverhead County
David Wendt, Sheriff, Beaverhead County
Sally Cobau, English Department
Dr. Mitch Stephenson, Health and Human Performance
Michael Brown, Director of Facility Services
Mel Ewing, Director of Information Technology
Michael Feuling, Athletic Director
Jennifer Fox, Academic Advisor
Dr. Randy Johnson, Director of Student Services
Tara Jones, Director of Dining Services
Nicole Hazelbaker, Dean of Students
Mike Piazzola, Sr, Director of Auxiliary Services
Matt Raffety, Director of Communications
Trent Gibson, Academy Director
Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of the month.
Click the link to access past meeting minutes