SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Personnel
(417) 328-1556

The department of safety and security staff consists of the director, associate director, assistant director, secretary, four full-time patrol officers, and student safety officers. Officers are available 365 days a year. The department of safety and security aids in enforcement of federal, state, local statutes and university regulations. While safety and security officers do not make arrests, the department of safety and security maintains a close working relationship with local law authorities.

Officers do have the right to detain and identify any individual on university property. Safety and security officers cooperate with and may request assistance from local law enforcement authorities when needed. The department of safety and security provides for the safety and protection of students, faculty, staff, visitors, and the environment. In addition, the department is charged with protecting property, enforcing university regulations, and maintaining order. The entire staff strives to serve the university community.

The department's mission is to promote an atmosphere free from fear for personal safety, property loss, or accidents and thereby contribute to SBU's academic excellence. The department of safety and security is located in the Hammons Center for Facilities Excellence at 520 W. Aldrich Rd. Students, parents, visitors, and employees are welcome to call (417) 328-1556 or come by and visit.


Mark Grabowski

Mark Grabowski

Director of Safety and Security
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email
Serving SBU since 1991.

Formal Education: Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Parks Management from Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Drury University. 

Professional Certifications: Mark is a graduate of the Springfield Police Academy (120), and has earned professional certifications of Certified Protection Professional from ASIS International, Certified Protection Officer from the International Foundation for Protection Officers, Certified Safety and Health Specialist and Defensive Driving Instructor from the National Safety Council,  Community Emergency Response Team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and is a DSX Access Systems Administrator.

Committee Involvement: Mark has served on the North Central Accreditation and Benefits Committees as well as Chair of the Staff Task Force Committee. Mark serves on various other committees each year.

Church Activities: Mark is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bolivar Missouri where he serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. Mark also participates in missions with the church.

Hobbies: Mark enjoys fitness, martial arts, travel, and reading in his free time.


Zeke Clawson

Zeke Clawson

Associate Director of Safety and Security
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email
Serving SBU since 1996.

Formal Education: Zeke earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from SBU. 

Professional Certifications:  Zeke has earned professional certifications of Basic Protection Officer from the International Foundation for Protection Officers, and Certified Safety and Health Specialist and Defensive Driving Instructor from the National Safety Council, Community Emergency Response Team from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, DSX Access Systems Administrator, Institutional Locksmith, and many other field oriented certifications.

Committee Involvement:  Zeke currently is serves as past chair of Staff Council and has served on the Strategic Planning Committee and Staff Council. He serves on various other committees each year.

Church Activities:  Zeke is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bolivar Missouri where he serves as a Sunday School teacher and sponsor for youth.

Hobbies: Zeke enjoys playing golf, puzzles, cooking, and reading in his free time.


Darren Farris

Darren Farris

Assistant Director of Safety and Security
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email
Serving SBU since 2006.

Formal Education: Darren earned a Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry and Psychology from SBU and a Masters in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University.

Professional Certifications:  Darren is a Certified Protection Officer from the International Foundation for Protection Officers, a certified Taser instructor, and received certification in Professional Locksmithing from Lockmasters Security Institute.

Church Activities:  Darren is an active member of the Southern Hills Church of Bolivar, Missouri.

Hobbies: Darren enjoys playing golf, disk golf, wood working, and reading in his free time.


Emily Raymond

Safety and Security Secretary
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email 
Serving SBU since 2014.


Everett Hornbostel

Everett Hornbostel

Safety and Security Officer
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email 
Serving SBU since 2010.


Jared Vaughn

Jared Vaughn

Safety and Security Officer
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email
Serving SBU since 2012.


Michael Patterson

Safety and Security Officer
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email
Serving SBU since 2013.


Richard Worth

Safety and Security Officer
Office: Hammons Center
Phone: (417) 328-1556
Email
Serving SBU since 2013.