Rick Tanksley
Director, Campus Safety

Rick Tanksley joined the Oxy community in January 2018. Rick brings over 30 years of experience working in public safety and emergency management, including 15 years of service as the chief of police and director of emergency preparedness for the Village of Oak Park, Ill. Rick earned a MS in management and organizational behavior from Benedictine University as well as a MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds a BA from Concordia University. Also, Rick is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP), as well as the Center for Public Safety at Northwestern University.