Assistant Secretary Hill to meet with AU students

Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University will host a fireside chat with Assistant Secretary John H. Hill on Feb. 20 in Reardon lobby at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 

Appointed on April 2, 2018, Assistant Secretary Hill is responsible for the Office of Partnership and Engagement (OPE). OPE serves as the Office of the Secretary’s outreach to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, state and local law enforcement, private sector, and academic engagement. Mike Pence appointed Hill as his deputy chief of staff for public safety on July 10, 2014, where he oversaw all of the state’s public safety agencies. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

In 2003, President Bush appointed Hill to serve as the Chief Safety Officer at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) where he was eventually named the administrator in 2006. Hill has more than 40 years in public service at the federal and state levels. He was a member of the Indiana State Police for 29 years, working in both public safety and highway safety. He also served as the Field Enforcement Division Commander and was later asked to create the State Police’s new Motor Carrier Division.

“We’re honored to have Mr. John H. Hill join us on campus to engage in dialogue with students, faculty, staff and the broader Anderson community in an open forum,” said President John Pistole. “He brings to AU deep Indiana ties coupled with his current leadership experience in D.C., giving us a great opportunity to delve deeper on relevant issues.”

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.

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