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Release: Jan. 12, 2001

Papke appointed associate director of UI Public Safety Department

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Duane E. Papke has been promoted to associate director of the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety, effective Jan. 15.

Papke has held the position on an interim basis since November 1999.

"Duane brings to the position a wealth of experience and knowledge and in doing so has earned the respect of those within the department as well as the community," said Chuck Green, director of public safety.

Papke has been employed by the University of Iowa since October 1970, serving the Department of Public Safety as patrol officer, patrol sergeant, detective sergeant, patrol lieutenant and most recently as captain since October 1995.

Papke's duties as associate director will include providing assistance in the command of the day-to-day activities of the department's 28 sworn officers, 16 security guards and 10 part time student guards, reporting directly to the director of public safety.