Chief Ravenell takes on new role at Queens

Freshman Zack Trammel and Chief Johnnie Ravenell have a discussion in his office.

[/media-credit] Freshman Zack Trammel and Chief Johnnie Ravenell have a discussion in his office.

After 23 year of service at Queens, Chief of Campus Police Johnnie Ravenell has decided to take a different role. Effective July 1, Chief Ravenell will join the Student Life team, reporting to John Downey, dean of students, and serving as director of student and guest relations.

One of his new duties will include acting as a liaison between Queens and the students and guests to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible when utilizing the Levine Center.

Ravenell described his new position as “sort of an ambassador role to the Levine Center” that will include greeting, directing, planning, administering safety guidelines, giving tours and administrating protocols for major events. He will work closely with  the Athletics Department, Student Life and Events and Logistics teams.

“I will have to remain flexible in this new role with the Levine Center,” said Ravenell.

“I’ve worked in a variety of areas, groups and departments here on campus and I see this as an extension of the things I’ve done at Queens,” said Ravenell when asked why he took the new position. “I look forward to it as a challenge and a new experience.”

Although Ravenell is leaving Campus Police, he said that he really doesn’t feel like he is leaving since he will still be working within the Queens community and he will still be apart of the Queens family by helping students to achieve their goals. However, he will miss interacting with his police co-workers on a daily basis.

The university has yet to hire someone to replace Ravenell as Chief of Police.

“I enjoy working with people. I would consider myself a people person and during my 23 years here at Queens, I’ve met a lot of students,” said Ravenell to conclude his commentary. “It’s always great to see students in their new roles as CEOs, corporate executives and as mothers and fathers.”

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