Press Release

Clifton Spinner Elected to Serve as Vice President of OCLEA


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations

Columbus, OH (July 29, 2019)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults in central Ohio, is proud to announce the election of Clifton Spinner, Executive Director of Safety and Security Services, as Vice President of the Ohio Campus Law Enforcement Association (OCLEA). The election was held during the organization’s annual July business meeting, held on Franklin's main campus in downtown Columbus.

OCLEA is one of the leading authorities for college and university police, security and public safety officials in Ohio. The organization consists of all higher education institutions across the state of Ohio, and includes campus police chiefs, public safety directors, law enforcement officers, and security personnel. This organization was formed by several college and university police and security departments throughout Ohio to advance public safety through educational resources, advocacy, collaboration, and professional development services.

In his new OCLEA role, Spinner will bring his law enforcement expertise cultivated working at Franklin University, and over 28 years working for the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP). During his time with OSP, Spinner served in various roles including, director of training, post commander, risk manager, and recruitment commander.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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