INDIANAPOLIS — Jason Carroll, Director of Public Safety for Ivy Tech Community College’s Central Indiana region, has been named to the Top 20 Security Professionals Under 40 by Security Director News.
The publication received hundreds of nominations for this year’s lists. Carroll was named amongst other security professionals from high-profile companies such as Facebook, Chevron, FedEx Office, Ernst & Young, Georgetown University and Office Depot, to name a few.
Carroll has been with the college for five years and is responsible for security and emergency management at Ivy Tech’s Central Indiana region, which includes campus sites in downtown Indianapolis and 19 other locations throughout Central Indiana. The region currently serves over 30,000 students annually.
Carroll has focused on expanding the college’s security department, as well as educating the college’s staff and students on the importance of security and emergency preparedness. He trained an estimated 700 staff members on security measures during his first year with Ivy Tech, as well as instituted a security orientation program for all new hires. He has also designed and deployed security systems throughout a number of newly constructed buildings and campus sites.
Prior to his role at Ivy Tech, Carroll spent over 10 years with the U.S. Air Force as a commissioned Security Forces officer, holding the rank of Major at the time of his honorable discharge in 2006. He has held leadership roles in law enforcement, nuclear weapons security, executive protection, contingency planning and multi-national training exercises.
Carroll is also the current President of the Indiana Campus Law Enforcement Administrators Association (INCLEA), Chairman of the higher education advisory board for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management division, and past secretary/treasurer of the Indianapolis chapter of the American Society for Industrial Security International.
Carroll received his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Troy University, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Indiana University-Bloomington. He is also a Board Certified Emergency Manager from the International Association of Emergency Managers.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.