National University Honors Law Enforcement and Public Safety Community at Petco Park

August 17, 2015

Aug. 21 Event highlights many outstanding University alumni who are dedicated to serving their communities

San Diego, Calif. – Aug. 17, 2015 – National University, the second largest private, nonprofit university in California, will recognize law enforcement and public safety groups Aug. 21 at Petco park during the San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals game. The event, with a special focus on University alumni who have served or are serving their communities as members of various agencies, is an opportunity to thank these public servants who are dedicated to supporting safe and secure communities.

More than National University 300 alumni and guests from throughout Southern California are expected to attend the Law Enforcement and Public Safety Appreciation Day event, which is among a series of recognition events the University is hosting through its special partnership with the San Diego Padres that makes the University the exclusive higher education partner of the team. Previous events organized through the partnership have included special recognitions for teachers and the military, which are also part of the San Diego-based University’s core student population.

Among National University’s many alumni who have gone on to hold prominent roles in law enforcement and public safety groups are:

  • San Diego Police Chief (former) Jerry Sanders
  • Fresno County Sheriff, Margaret Mims.
  • Chula Vista Police Chief, David Bejarano
  • Chief, Bureau of Investigations/San Diego District Attorney’s office, Adolfo Gonzales
  • Fresno Fire Chief, Kerri Donis
  • National City Police Chief, Manuel Rodriguez
  • Port of San Diego, VP of Public Safety, John A. Bolduc
  • Stockton Police Chief, Eric Jones
  • Oakland Fire Chief, Teresa Deloach Reed
  • San Diego Deputy Fire Chief, Lorraine Hutchinson

Many more National University alumni throughout the state, and country, have held or currently hold top leadership positions in law enforcement and public safety in their communities. National University offers courses for working professionals and adult learners through convenient class schedules and options to learn at campus locations or online. Among the many programs that are popular among law enforcement and public safety employees and others who aspire to these professions are: criminal justice; organizational leadership; homeland security and emergency management; and forensic science, which are available through the School of Professional Studies and School of Business and Management.

About National University
Founded in 1971, National University is the second-largest private, nonprofit institution of higher education in California. With 30,000 students and more than 140,000 alumni, National University is the flagship institution of the National University System. National University is dedicated to making lifelong learning opportunities accessible, challenging, and relevant to a diverse population of students. Five schools and one college – the College of Letters and Sciences; the School of Business and Management; the School of Education; the School of Engineering and Computing; the School of Health and Human Services; and the School of Professional Studies – offer more than 100 graduate and undergraduate degrees and 23 teacher credentials. Programs are offered at locations throughout California and across the nation, and are also available online. National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California.

Media contact:
Anna Cearley
Director of Public Relations