President Andrew T. Hsu sent the following message to the College of Charleston community on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, regarding the retirement of College Police Chief Robert S. Reese:

Dear Campus Community,

Robert S. Reese

Robert S. Reese

Today, I am writing to announce the retirement of Chief Robert S. Reese this semester. Chief Reese has served as the head of our nationally-accredited public safety department since 2014 and has been a valued member of our community for 30 years.

During his time at the College, Chief Reese has served in a variety of roles outside of his law enforcement duties, including working as an adjunct faculty member and as an advisor for the SPECTRA Program.

Chief Reese will officially retire on September 1. In the coming days, I will announce the transitional leadership of the Department of Public Safety while we launch a search for a permanent successor.

Please join me in thanking Chief Reese for his many years of dedicated service to our campus community. He has done much during his tenure at the College to ensure the safety and security of our campus. On behalf of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, I wish him the best as he begins the next chapter of his life. It is well deserved.




Andrew T. Hsu, Ph.D.