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MCC’s Chief Stephens-Lock Earns Distinguished Woman in Higher Ed Award


MCC Public Safety Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock
MCC Public Safety Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock

Mott Community College’s (MCC) Chief of Public Safety, Theresa Stephens-Lock, will be recognized June 6 with the Distinguished Woman in Higher Education Leadership Award for 2017 by the Michigan chapter of the American Council on Education (MI-ACE). The award will be presented as part of the MI-ACE Network annual conference in Lansing.

The MI-ACE is committed to identifying, developing the leadership of, advancing, and supporting the retention of women in higher education throughout the state.

“This is a well-deserved recognition of Chief Theresa Stephens-Lock’s outstanding leadership of the Mott Community College Public Safety department,” said MCC President, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. “Her commitment to students and our community has created a climate of excellence and mutual respect within the law enforcement network nationally as well as locally.”

The Department of Public Safety at MCC is responsible for security and emergency response at the College. Staffing by sworn police officers with full powers of arrest is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Officers patrol the main campus, the four Branch Centers and the area encompassing a one-mile radius around the main campus, including the Flint Cultural Center and Kearsley Park. The Department of Public Safety also employs non-certified and student Public Safety Officers.

Under the direction of Chief Stephens-Lock, the department maintains an annual emergency response and preparedness training curriculum, offers workshops and trainings on a variety of safety-related topics to students and employees and engages in community service projects ranging from the Campus Care Team, elementary school bike rodeos, and support of organizations such as the Salvation Army, Big Brother/Big Sisters and the Ennis Center for Children.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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