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Vice President Maureen S. Rush
Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of Penn Police

Maureen S. Rush is the Vice President for Public Safety and Superintendent of the Penn Police Department.  Ms. Rush joined the Division of Public Safety in 1994 as the Director of Victim Support & Special Services. Ms. Rush then served as the Chief of the Penn Police Department from 1996 through 2000. She was appointed […]

Kathleen Anderson
Executive Director of Operations & Chief of Staff

In November 2012, Kathleen joined the Division of Public Safety as the Director of Operations & External Affairs after five years as a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney. In her time in the District Attorney’s Office, Kathleen worked in a number of capacities. In addition to preparing, investigating, and prosecuting major felony cases, including many jury […]

Director of Special Services

Patricia A. Brennan is a Certified Trauma Services Specialist who serves as the Director of Special Services in the Division of Public Safety at the University of Pennsylvania. In this position she serves as the University coordinator for support services for survivors of sensitive crimes such as rape or attempted rape, sexual assault, domestic/dating violence […]

Director of PennComm Emergency Communications Center

Matthew Corcoran joined the Division of Public Safety in August, 2012. Matt serves as the Director of the PennComm Emergency Communications Center, overseeing the day to day operations of the Division’s Emergency Communication Center, a 24/7/365 operation. Matt has over 27 years’ experience in the emergency communications field. He served 21 of those years working […]

George Fox
Executive Director of Information and Security Technology

George V. Fox is the Director of Security Technology for The University of Pennsylvania Division of Public Safety. Before returning home to Philadelphia to work at UPenn, Mr. Fox worked at Harvard University as the Senior Information Technology and Security Officer for over a decade. During his tenure at Harvard, he sat on many university-wide […]

Director William Melleby
Director, Finance & Administration

Bill Melleby joined Public Safety from Penn Dental Medicine, where he most recently served as Associate Director of Fiscal Operations. In this role, Bill managed the Fiscal Operations Team, which oversees all of the Dental School’s financial activities including Budgeting, Financial Analysis and Forecasting, Payroll, and Purchasing.  His team works closely with Human Resources in […]

Gene Janda
Chief of Fire and Emergency Services

Eugene Janda has extensive fire safety and emergency preparedness experience from his 22 years with the Philadelphia Fire Department (PFD). During his tenure within the PFD, he rose to the rank of Fire Captain/Acting Battalion Chief. Within a six year period, he trained 660 firefighters (approximately 25% of the force) and indoctrinated 250 paramedics. In […]

Director, Security Services

Louis Petrecco joined the Division of Public Safety in June 2018. Louis serves as the Director of Security Services where he oversees the contract security administration and management of security officer operations across the University. Louis has over 15 years of experience in the security industry with a majority of that time focusing on higher […]

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