Harding public safety director appointed to regional position

SEARCY, Ark. =97 Harding University Director of Public Safety Craig
Russell was recently appointed regional vice president for ASIS
International, formerly the American Society for Industrial Security.

Russell has been a member of the ASIS Central Arkansas Chapter since
August 2001, serving as treasurer, vice chairman and chairman before
being appointed to regional leadership positions. He has served the
past three years as assistant regional vice president for ASIS Region
7A, which includes chapters in central Arkansas,
Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas (headquartered in Shreveport, La.), Memphis,
Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The formation of a Northwest Arkansas chapter
is pending approval.

Russell=92s one-year term begins Jan. 1, 2010, and his responsibilities
will range from acting as communication liaison between chapter
leaders and ASIS International headquarters to leadership training for
new chapter officers. He will visit chapter meetings throughout the
region and will be able to appoint up to two assistant regional vice
presidents as needed. In addition, he will represent the region at the
Annual Volunteer Leadership Meetings in January and at the Annual
Seminar and Exhibits next fall.

Russell has worked at Harding for 20 years and has served as director
of public safety since 2001 when he was promoted from assistant

With 200 chapters and more than 37,000 members worldwide, ASIS is a
leading organization for security professionals. The group was founded
in 1955 and works to increase the effectiveness and productivity of
security professionals through educational programs and materials
covering broad security interests. The organization also publishes the
industry=92s No. 1 magazine, Security Management. For more information,
visit www.asisonline.org.

Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,600 students
from all 50 states and 49 foreign countries. It is the largest private
university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than
any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains
campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France/Switzerland, Greece,
Italy and Zambia.