John V. Bogdan
Associate Vice Chancellor, Safety & Security

John Bogdan, a retired U.S. Army colonel, most recently served as the chief of police and chief of operations for Forces Command, headquartered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In this role, he was responsible for physical and operational security, force protection and antiterrorism capabilities for 11 major army installations in the United States. During his […]

Jeffrey A. Baker
Chief, UNC Charlotte Police

Chief Baker joined the UNC Charlotte team in 2009 after spending twenty-eight (28) years as a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) serving many diverse assignments prior to retirement. Baker earned his BS Degree from Gardner-Webb University as well as an Associate’s Degree from Central Piedmont Community College. He was awarded the North Carolina […]

Jessica Berrios
Executive Assistant

Jessica Berrios became the Executive Assistant in Safety & Security in March 2023, but has worked in a diverse array of roles at UNC Charlotte since April 2013. Before joining Safety & Security, she worked at the Belk College of Business as a Student Support Specialist, as well as the College of Education as an […]

Christopher Gonyar
Director, Office of Emergency Management

Christopher “Chris” Gonyar joined the Safety and Security team in May 2014 as the director of emergency management (formerly business continuity and emergency management planning). Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, he served as an emergency management consultant with Tetra Tech (formerly Beck Disaster Recovery, Science Applications International Corporation, Leidos). In this role, Gonyar worked with […]

Darius Griffin
Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Darius Griffin has been with the University since 2001 and has served as the Director of Environmental, Health and Safety since 2008. As the longest tenured employee of Safety & Security, he supports the University’s mission of teaching, research and service by providing strategic leadership for a campus-wide environmental, health and safety program. Darius has […]

Bronwyn Jarsocrak
Business Officer

Bronwyn became the Business Officer in Safety and Security in November 2022, prior to that she was the Executive Assistant for Safety and Security starting in July 2019. Previously she was Administrative Assistant in the Department of Art & Art History at UNC Charlotte since 2014. In her current role, Bronwyn manages the day-to-day operations […]