Dec 17, 2019
The IACLEA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Indiana University Deputy Superintendent Wayne James will serve as Director-at-Large in place of Chief Yvonne Meyer who stepped down from the Board in November. IACLEA President John Vinson, Ph.D., appointed Superintendent James to fulfill the remainder of Chief Meyer’s current term, which concludes following the 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, NV.
Eager to serve, James notes, “I’m humbled and honored to be chosen to serve on the IACLEA Board as Director-at-Large. I'm looking forward to assisting the organization as it evolves and working with the membership to increase effectiveness as it relates to issues and best practices that affect higher education. I am extremely honored and looking forward to serving.”
A Gary, Indiana-native, Superintendent James rose through the ranks of area law enforcement over the last 16 years to serve as the Indiana University Police Department’s Chief of Police at IU Northwest and as IUPD’s first Chief Diversity Officer and Deputy Superintendent for Regional Law Enforcement.
Superintendent James spent his last ten years advancing at IUPD-Northwest, where he developed the law enforcement practices and strategies that make the campus one of the safest in the state. The IUPD division was recognized for its diverse workforce, which benefits the campus and surrounding area. A model of servant leadership, Superintendent James has been asked to work on the IU Bloomington campus and focus exclusively on his roles as Deputy Superintendent for Regional Law Enforcement and Chief Diversity Officer for divisions on all IU campuses.
Superintendent James has received awards and commendations for his work and taken advantage of professional development that includes the Police Executive Leadership Academy, Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command, and a bachelor’s degree in public safety management. He also serves as an instructor, specializing in such areas as active shooter response and implicit bias training.
The recognition he has received for his work includes the 40 Under 40 award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, City of Gary Legend Award, a Medal of Valor, the Congressman Pete Visclosky Award for Going Above the Call of Duty, and two awards from the Northwest Indiana Public Information Officers Association for Going Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and for Officer Recognition, and the Urban League of Northwest Indiana Diversity Workforce Award. Additionally, Superintendent James has been active in community and professional activities and organizations, such as the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, International Association of Chiefs of Police, Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, and committees for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.
Welcome, Deputy Superintendent James!