Texas Christian University has hired the school’s first associate vice chancellor of public safety, a new position.
Adrian Andrews, with a background of 28 years in the Secret Service, has been named to the new position. Andrews will oversee emergency management, police, shuttle and transportation, and public safety. During his time in the Secret Service he was involved in the areas of public safety, training, emergency management and law enforcement. He has worked in dozens of emergency situations, including serving as the incident commander for a devastating tornado in Oklahoma in 2005. Since 2015, he has been second in command, assistant special agent in charge, of 90 field agents in Dallas.
He was recruited by Mackenzie Eason & Associates, a Fort Worth executive search firm.
Andrews was born into a military family in Oklahoma City and grew up in Alaska, Virginia and Michigan. As a child, he had watched as Jimmy Carter was running for president and wondered who the men were standing around to protect him. After learning about the U.S. Secret Service, he decided he wanted to be a part of it. He was a high school football player and received a scholarship to play at Central Missouri State University, where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s in Criminal Justice Management.
He moved back to Oklahoma after his graduate degree to work as an intake counselor at the Tulsa Juvenile Court for three years. In 1989, he was hired by the U.S. Secret Service.
From 1996-2001, he was a member of President Bill Clinton’s advance team. He traveled as a non-commissioned officer and No. 1 in the group. He also trained agents going out to lead advances. In addition, he has worked fraud and investigative cases, and counter-assault to handle threats and terrorist attacks.
After three years in Dallas, he returned to the Washington D.C. area to be on Vice President Dick Cheney’s detail for two years. In 2008, he was promoted to Special Agent in Charge in Oklahoma City to run an office of 20 agents.
Mackenzie Eason & Associates, headquartered in Fort Worth, is a client-centered executive search and talent management firm, founded by Darien George.