Brett Lyon


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Brett Lyon

Director of Safety and Security


Hickman-Johnson-Furrow Learning Center (LIBR) 109


Brett Lyon was promoted to the Director of Campus Safety and Security in July 2015 after serving as the Assistant Director of Campus Safety and Security since July 2007. He joined the Campus Safety and Security Department after 2 years working in politics for Senator Charles Grassley and gubernatorial candidates Bob Vander Plaats and Jim Nussle. As a student at Morningside, he worked as the head student security officer for the Security Department for two years before graduating in 2004 with a B.S. in Education and minors in psychology and business. He has his Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration through the University of Sioux Falls in May 2016.

Lyon has training in Enhanced Risk and Threat Assessments, Business Continuity, Emergency Shelter Training, Emergency Planning for Special Needs Communities, and Homeland Security Planning for Campuses, NIMS through the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA, as well as being certified in first-aid and CPR. Besides being the chair of the Campus Shelter Committee and Campus Safety Committee, Lyon currently sits on the Tri-State Disaster Committee, Community Organizations Assisting in Disasters (COAD) Committee, and Siouxland Higher Education Safety and Security Committee (chair).