Benedictine University at Springfield names new public safety director

Benedictine University at Springfield names new public safety director
March 11, 2010

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094

Ron Boris, a veteran public safety official and former member of the Benedictine University Police department in Lisle, Illinois, has been named the new Director of Public Safety at Benedictine University at Springfield. Boris is responsible for the overall safety of the campus environment as well as response to any potential emergency situations. He brings with him a wealth of experience that will help ensure a worry-free learning and living environment for Benedictine University at Springfield students, faculty and staff. Benedictine University is a leader in campus safety issues, recently providing the impetus for the passage of Illinois House Bill 2507 which grants members of private college campus police departments the same powers as municipal peace officers and county sheriffs since these powers are for the protection of students, employees ands visitors. Benedictine University at Springfield follows Benedictine University’s campus in Lisle in adopting a “campus police” model of public safety. This model allows the campus police to take a lead role in community safety and response, traffic safety, crime prevention, emergency services, and community relations, education and awareness.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.