SPRINGFIELD, Missouri – Evangel University named Brian Keyes director of public safety, effective June 14. Keyes transitions to Evangel following his retirement from the military. He served 31 years in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army as an infantryman, field artilleryman, and a military policeman with six deployments.
Keyes is an Evangel alum who holds two bachelor’s degrees from the university in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice and Health, P.E., and Recreation.
He follows Todd Revell, who retired from Evangel in May after five years of service.
“I am excited to return to Evangel and look forward to working with students, staff, and faculty as our team works to keep the Evangel community safe,” said Keyes. “I hope to be able to mentor and advise students I encounter. My door is always open.”
Keyes will be responsible for overseeing campus safety, crime awareness, prevention, and education, as well as coordinating the university’s emergency preparedness and response activities. He will also collaborate with local law enforcement and public safety agencies to enhance the university’s overall security efforts.
“We are excited to welcome Brian Keyes to Evangel as the new director of public safety,” said Dr. Greg Johns, vice president of student development. “He brings over 20 years of experience and training in law enforcement and emergency management services to this role. Brian’s professionalism and his heart for young people make him an ideal fit at Evangel.”
He and his wife, Jackie, an EU alum, have four children and two grandchildren.
Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the Church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,200 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master and doctoral degrees.