November 18, 2002
University Names Law Enforcement Veteran
Larry J. Woods As New Director Of Public Safety
UNIVERSITY, PA----Lincoln University recently named Larry
J. Woods as its director of Public Safety. Woods, whose
law enforcement career spans more than 20 years, has responsibility
for the Universitys more than 30-member public safety
staff, the 422-acre main campus in Southern Chester County
as well as the Graduate and Continuing Education Center
located in downtown Philadelphia.
Woods comes to Lincoln after spending 13 years with the
West Chester University Public Safety Department---most
recently as associate director of Public Safety. While
at West Chester, Woods became well-versed in university
law enforcement---conducting on-and off-campus criminal
investigations, hiring practices and firearms training.
rose through the ranks of the West Chester University
Public Safety Department, holding the positions of police
lieutenant, detective sergeant and platoon sergeant. In
addition to previous tours as a police officer for several
departments in Chester County, Pa. between 1980-89, Woods
was assigned as a temporary special agent for the Pennsylvania
Attorney General Offices Bureau of Criminal Investigation
search committee was extremely please with Mr. Woods
professionalism, experience and familiarity with campus
policing and Chester County, said William B. Bynum,
Jr., Ph.D., Lincoln's Vice President for Student Affairs
and Enrollment Management. Lincoln is very fortunate
to have a seasoned university law enforcement official
like Mr. Woods join the staff.
to the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management,
Lincoln received more than 4,000 applications from students
seeking admission to the University for the 2002-2003
academic year, a 26 percent increase over last year.
Public Safety Department recently received a $225,000
grant through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Universal
Hiring Program (UHP) to expand the Universitys force
by three full-time officers.
in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically
Black University that combines the best elements of a
liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum
and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students
living in a highly technological and global society. The
University is nationally recognized as a major producer
of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the
physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer
and information sciences; and biological and life sciences.
In addition, Lincoln is ranked first in Pennsylvania in
the same categories.
April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate
its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array
of campus and external events, activities and announcements.
For more information about Lincoln University, please
visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.