A candidate has been found to fill in as Keene State College’s campus safety director.

Barbara O’Connor will start working on March 6, according to KSC’s Director of Strategic Communications and Community Relations Kelly Ricaurte. In an e-mail from Ricaurte, she stated, “O’Connor has worked in law enforcement for over 30 years, including 15 years at university campuses. Before retiring in May 2016, O’Connor had served as Chief of Police at the University of Connecticut since 2012. She also served as police chief at UMass-Amherst from 2001 to 2009 and the University of Illinois from 2009 to 2012.”

For the time being, Campus Safety Associate Director Stuart Mitchell is standing in for the position until O’Connor’s arrival. Updates will be given as more information is provided.

Dorothy England can be contacted at dengland@kscequinox.com