Alumni Update


Here is the latest news on alumni from the College of Criminal Justice and the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center.

Alumna Dr. Leanne Alarid was named a full professor and Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Alumnus Charles “Chuck” Andrews joined the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists as a Senior Advisor.

Alumnus Jarrett Atkinson was appointed City Manager for Lubbock.

Alumnus Jeorld Braggs Jr. was named Warden of the Lexington Assessment & Reception Center.

Michael Cary Brodsgaard, former Assistant Director of the Wharton/Matagorda County Community Corrections, passed away on Aug. 14, 2016.

Alumna Laurie Christensen, who serves as adjunct instructor for the College of Criminal Justice, was elected President of the Texas Fire Marshals Association.

Richard Crow was elected Constable, Precinct 1, in Winkler County.

Ken Culbreath, a LEMIT graduate, was appointed Chief Deputy for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

William Edward, a 2001 graduate from LEMIT Leadership Command College, was appointed Chief of Police for the Hutto Independent School District.

Alumnus Bill Gollmitzer serves as an Assistant Professor of Law and Safety at Vincennes University in Indiana.

Alumna Laura Mobley Greenwood was named to the Board of Directors for the Texas Ranger Museum.

Alumnus Steve Griffith, 1st Assistant City Manager for the City of Sugar Land, was promoted to vice chair of the Special Olympics Texas Board of Directors.

Alumnus Adam Hamm, former North Dakota Insurance Commissioner and President of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, was named Managing Director of Risk and Compliance at Protiviti.

Alumna Pam Hercerling, chief juvenile probation officer for Victoria and Goliad counties, was reappointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Juvenile Justice Board to serve through Feb. 1, 2023.

Alumna Tonja Marshall, who retired as a Special Agent with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was appointed Vice President/Compliance Officer with the Global Investigations Unit of Citibank in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A co-founder of the South Texas Human Trafficking Task Force, she now serves on the Advisory Board for 1 Human Trafficking Coalition.

Patrick Petherbridge, a LEMIT graduate, was named Police Chief of the Pflugerville School District Police.

Alumnus Anthony Rider, a former FBI Supervisory Agent, was named a Distinguished Alumni by the Pine Tree Independent School District.

Alumnus Jason Rodriguez was named Assistant Chief for the Dallas Independent School District Police.

Billy Wayne Rosenbaum, former Sheriff and Constable for Washington County, passed away on Aug. 20, 2016.

Alumnus Stewart Russell, Police Chief for the Pasadena Independent School District Police Department, was inducted into the South Houston High School Hall of Fame.

LEMIT Instructor Raymond Shaw was appointed Acting Police Chief in Shenandoah.

Former Bearkat Steven Squier, a Deputy in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council.

Alumnus James Taylor, a licensed juvenile therapist practicing in home substance abuse counseling, was appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to serve on the Council on Sex Offender Treatment through February 1, 2021.

Chad Wilhelm, a graduate of the Leadership Command College at LEMIT, was named the District Resource Officer for the Brownsboro Independent School District.

Alumnus Joe Williams, who is also a graduate of the Leadership Command College at LEMIT, was named Chief of Police for Rusk.

Gregory Winston, a graduate of CMIT’s National Jail Leadership Command Academy, was appointed superintendent of the New River Valley Jail.

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