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Tupper Honored by Campus Law Enforcement Association

Rick Tupper, Augustana's director of campus safety, has received the President’s Award by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), an honor bestowed on a member of campus law enforcement whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty. The award was presented at IACLEA’s 53rd annual conference last month in Charlotte, N.C.

“Rick Tupper has provided vital service leadership over the past several years as chair of the Conference Committee and before that as an active member of the committee. Rick has served his entire career in law enforcement, is a veteran of the United States Navy and a graduate of the FBI National Academy,” said Phillip A. Johnson, IACLEA’s 2010-2011 president and the director of security police at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.

Tupper joined Augustana in 2003. Prior to that, he served as a sergeant for the Sioux Falls Police Department.

Tupper has chaired IACLEA’s Annual Conference Committee for the past three years. The committee is responsible for identifying topics and speakers for professional development programs to be presented at the Conference and coordinating and overseeing the scheduling of these sessions.

“Rick represents the best in campus law enforcement and we are fortunate to have such a professional among our ranks,” Johnson said.

Tupper was recently named by incoming President Paul Verrecchia as chair of a newly constituted Education and Learning Committee, which will oversee all professional development programs developed by IACLEA.

IACLEA is an association that advances campus public safety for its more than 1,200 educational institution members and 2,000 individual members by providing educational resources, advocacy, and professional development services. IACLEA is led by a Board of Directors and managed by professional staff in Washington D.C. and West Hartford, CT.