Johns Hopkins Launches National Search for Vice President for Security

A search committee has been convened to consider candidates for the vice president for security for Johns Hopkins University and Medicine.

The committee, which includes community, student, faculty, and staff representatives, is tasked with helping to identify a permanent replacement for Melissa Hyatt, who became chief of police for Baltimore County in June. Connor Scott, former chief of staff for security, is serving as acting vice president for security during the search.

With more than 1,200 personnel, the Johns Hopkins safety and security operation serves the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System and its 57,000 employees, 24,000 students, and more than 111,000 annual inpatient admissions, as well as nearby neighbors across academic, medical, and administrative locations throughout Maryland, in the Washington, D.C. area, and in Florida.

Gathering input from affiliates and community members is an important part of the group’s charge, wrote committee co-chairs Daniel Ennis, Johns Hopkins University senior vice president for finance and administration, and Robert Kasdin, Johns Hopkins Medicine senior vice president, chief financial officer, and chief operating officer, in a message to the Hopkins community June 28.

“We intend to proceed thoughtfully in this search process to ensure that there are opportunities for consultation with communities at our medical facilities, on our academic campuses, and in nearby neighborhoods,” Ennis and Kasdin said. “This includes incorporating faculty, employee, student, and community voices in the search process and providing opportunities for our communities to meet the selected candidate.”

Candidate interviews are anticipated to begin in September. Members of the Johns Hopkins community are encouraged to provide their feedback on the job description and share any other thoughts and/or questions they might have with the search committee through the feedback form on the Public Safety Initiatives website.