Dave Meyer Retires


If you’ve checked your email in the past hour, you’ll have noticed a fresh, warm email about the retirement of Dave Meyer sitting in your inbox. Yes, you read that correctly: after 33 years of working for Wesleyan’s Office of Public Safety (seven of which were spent as its director), Mr. Meyer will be saying goodbye to Wes.

I wish to inform you that David Meyer, director of Public Safety, has announced that he will retire from Wesleyan effective June 30, 2013.

Dave has been a Wesleyan employee for 33 years and has held every position within the Office of Public Safety from officer to director. He oversaw the Commencement visit of presidential candidate Barack Obama to Wesleyan, and he has guided Public Safety through many other campus events – ranging from the most difficult and tragic to logistically challenging storms to visits from dignitaries and celebrities.

Dave is secretary of the Northeast College and University Security Association and is president of the Connecticut chapter of the International College Law Enforcement Association. For the past six years, he has participated in running the Wesleyan Open, a fundraiser for local charities.

Farewell, Dave! I’m sure you’ve been looking forward to one last Foss Hill spring before bidding us adieu.

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    I find it completely offensive that Wesleyan let this man keep his job for as long as he did. He has a poster on his file cabinet that explains that if you are depressed you should look at the people around you and you might be surrounded by a-holes. I am paying for my kid to go and be “protected” by someone who thinks they are an a-hole. It is time the Wes community looks inward and asks itself how a man like that was able to be there for that long. President Roth, what did you think/say when you saw that sign? Nothing?

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