Thomas Rambo named director of Campus Safety at Roanoke College

Salem - Thomas Rambo, who has more than 27 years of experience in police work and higher education, is Roanoke College's new director of Campus Safety.

Rambo most recently was assistant vice president for Student Life and director of Public Safety at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. He also was an adjunct faculty member at Susquehanna, where he taught a first-year student course and directed a study-away program in the United Kingdom about British law and culture.

Rambo will fill the role of Roanoke's former campus safety director, Tom Turner, who retired in January.

Prior to his nine years at Susquehanna, Rambo was a police officer in Philadelphia and Montgomery County, Pa. He also worked for the University of Pennsylvania Police Department for 18 years, holding several positions, including chief of police and tactical commander. As tactical commander, Rambo coordinated such high profile events as the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia and presidential visits.

Rambo holds a bachelor's degree from La Salle University and a master's degree from Saint Joseph's University. He graduated from the Philadelphia Police Academy. He also is a graduate of Northwestern University's School of Police Staff and Command, and he attended the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar at Princeton University.

Rambo will start work at Roanoke on Sept. 1.

Roanoke College, a classic liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a beautiful, undergraduate setting. Roanoke is one of just seven percent of colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review lists Roanoke as the 18th most beautiful campus in its "Best 376 Colleges" 2012 guidebook.

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