Ray joined Lindenwood as a security officer in 2016 and currently serves as the emergency management and investigations supervisor. He is responsible for providing leadership and supervision for the Office of Public Safety & Security, which includes Title IX offense/incident investigations and emergency management. Ray develops and carries out programs, policies and procedures that will ensure the security of university facilities and assets plus provides for the safety of students, staff, and visitors. He possesses a 40-year background in emergency management and a 30-year law enforcement career. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Maryville University and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University.
Wade O’Heron serves as the assistant director of Public Safety & Security. Prior to working for Lindenwood, he served as a law enforcement officer in Lincoln County, Mo. During his career, he served as a patrol officer, school resource officer, DARE instructor, and a narcotics detective. Wade was also assigned to the D.E.A. and A.T.F. as a task force officer. Wade has earned a B.A in Educational Studies and an M.A. in Educational Technology from Lindenwood.
“I am proud to represent the Office of Public Safety & Security and continuously look forward to meeting the needs of the university community”
Reporting to the Director of Public Safety and Security, Jose works collaboratively with various stakeholders at Lindenwood to ensure the institution’s compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and associated regulations. The Clery Act provides transparency around campus crime policy and statistics. Jose comes to Lindenwood with 26 years of Law Enforcement experience to include a diverse background in enforcement, compliance and training platforms. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Lindenwood University.