Leadership Team

Chief Safety Officer

Keith Squires

Chief Safety Officer

Keith Squires

Chief Safety Officer
As Chief Safety Officer of the University of Utah, Keith Squires is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all campus safety initiatives, as well as supervising the university's public safety divisions. He served in Governor Gary Herbert’s cabinet as the Utah Commissioner of Public Safety, retiring in September 2018 after 31 years of service as a law enforcement officer. He served as the homeland security advisor for Governors Huntsman and Herbert. Keith has served the state in many other capacities, including as director of the State Bureau of Investigation, assistant superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol, and director of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Keith served as a state and local law enforcement advisor to U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. He holds a master’s degree in homeland defense and security from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and a bachelor’s degree in administration of criminal justice. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and FBI National Executive Institute.

 801-587-1582
 keith.squires@utah.edu
 Park Building, Room 209

Office of the Chief Safety Officer

Kimberly Barnett

Deputy Chief Safety Officer - Support Services

Kimberly Barnett

Deputy Chief Safety Officer - Support Services


 801-581-3976
 k.barnett@utah.edu
 Park 209

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Deputy Chief Safety Officer - Police Services

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Deputy Chief Safety Officer - Police Services


Major Heather Sturzenegger

Executive Officer

Major Heather Sturzenegger

Executive Officer
As Executive Officer with the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) at the University of Utah, Major Heather Sturzenegger is responsible for serving as principal liaison and source of coordination for the CSO as it relates to external public safety agencies, community engagement, public safety committee management, intra-department coordination/communication, and professional responsibility. Heather has 15 years of law enforcement experience. Prior to becoming the Executive Officer, she served as lieutenant over investigations. Heather is an instructor with the Police Officer Standards and Training, teaching Adult Sexual Assault Investigations to investigators all over the State. Heather has a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Services Administration, with an emphasis in Emergency Management.

 801-581-3976
 heather.sturzenegger@utah.edu
 Park Building, Room 209

Brian Nicholls

Special Assistant to the CSO

Brian Nicholls

Special Assistant to the CSO
Brian serves as principal liaison and source of coordination related to community engagement and safety, working closely with Student Affairs and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He also coordinates the Racist and Bias Incident Response process, represents the Chief Safety Office on the Behavioral Intervention Team, and participates in the threat assessment process. He is a long-time U community member, having been involved for over 20 years. Brian worked in the U Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action for more than 10 years, most recently as associate director. During his time there, he gained a wide variety of experience dealing with various discrimination matters and built relationships with partners across the university, including U Hospitals and Clinics. He has served on Staff Council, the President’s Safety Task Force, and the Universal Design and Access Committee. Brian earned both a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and a Juris Doctorate from the U.

 801-581-5247
 brian.nicholls@utah.edu
 Park Building, Room 209

Ryan Doyle

Director of Emergency Communications

Ryan Doyle

Director of Emergency Communications
Ryan Doyle is responsible for the Emergency Communications Center as well as the day-to-day management and oversight of physical security and law enforcement technology at the U. He has over 20 years of experience successfully identifying and implementing various technologies in a higher education environment. Prior to joining the U, Ryan served as the director of support services for University Police Services, Southern Command, where he oversaw the communication and technology teams. His notable projects include the design and construction of a new police headquarters and dispatch center, implementation of a new P25 Phase II radio system to increase interoperable communications with other regional first responders, and served as lead architect for the installation of all public safety technology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in crisis and emergency management.

 801-585-1183
 801-971-7310
 ryan.doyle@utah.edu
 Public Safety Building

Jason Hinojosa

Interim Chief of University Police

Jason Hinojosa

Interim Chief of University Police
Jason Hinojosa has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience, retiring at the rank of lieutenant from the Layton City Police Department in January 2018. He worked in the private sector as public safety manager for the western states at the American energy company Williams before Joining U Police in April 2019. Prior to becoming acting chief, he served as deputy chief and lieutenant over investigations. He has a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement with a minor in psychology from Weber State University and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

 801-585-1140
 Jason.hinojosa@utah.edu
 Public Safety Building

Stuart Moffatt

Interim Director of Emergency Management

Stuart Moffatt

Interim Director of Emergency Management
Stuart oversees the U’s Emergency Management division, which will expand to include travel safety. He served as the associate director of Emergency Management for the University of Utah for a decade, facilitating and coordinating operational responses, as well as emergency planning, training, and exercises. He holds a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) designation from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and has served as a regional representative for the IAEM University and College Caucus. Stuart has been an active participant in the Utah Emergency Management Association (UEMA) as a regular member, board member and conference speaker. He holds an honors bachelor’s degree in disaster management from the University of Utah.

 801-213-1092
 stuart.moffatt@utah.edu
 Public Safety Building
   S.J. Quinney College of Law Building, Room 4220

Glenn Smith

Director of U Health Security

Glenn Smith

Director of U Health Security
Glenn directs the U Health Security team, which supports the university’s hospitals, community clinics, and the health sciences. He began working at the U in October 2017 after 25 years in law enforcement. Most recently, he was a lieutenant serving as the watch commander and department head for the South Salt Lake Mayor. He assisted with building the Community Connection Program, which aimed to improve lives by making a cleaner and safer community by deploying volunteers, materials, donations, and federal block grant money into neighborhoods. He was also a sergeant over the community resources unit.

 801-587-0696
 glenn.smith@dps.utah.edu
 University of Utah Hospital, Room PA545

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Director of Administration

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Director of Administration


 

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