Dr. Amanda Guthorn

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Dr. Amanda Guthorn
AVP Public Safety
La Salle University

Dr. Amanda M. Guthorn is the Assistant VP of Public Safety at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA, since 2017. She manages a staff of 60 FT and PT non-sworn public safety staff supplemented by a contract security force. She transitioned the department to an online database management system, updated and added CCTV, renovated their dispatch center including installation of a video wall, completed an assessment of the campus’s access control systems, and reduced costs for satellite campus operations. She re-engineered the department organization to optimize resources creating an assistant director of compliance and investigations position, improved hiring and on boarding requirements, increased training requirements, and strengthened support for supervisors.Guthorn has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in criminal justice - Northeastern, received her doctor of arts in leadership - Franklin Pierce University (2015) completed the Management Institute for Women - Wellesley College, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) Executive Development Institute, and is a certified Rape Aggression Defense instructor. She was the first woman to serve as president of the NH Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (NHACLEA) 1999-2003. She served on the Board of Directors of the Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association (NECUSA)1998-2007 and 2013-2014. Dr. Guthorn was the co-director of the NH Campus Safety Academy for 14 and has presented at conferences on sexual violence, emergency planning, safety and social networking, and leadership, and testified in front of several NH Legislative and Senate Committees on legislation affecting campus law enforcement.

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