Recently, Raymond Campus Police Chief Bart Evans was featured in the Hinds Community College newsletter for being “Caught in the Act of Caring” as a part of their Caring Campus initiative.
Each month the On Campus employee newsletter at Hinds Community College features an employee who was “Caught in the Act of Caring.”
The Caring Campus initiative focuses on making an intentional effort to show our students how much we care. This comes second nature to Raymond Campus Police Chief Bart Evans.
Chief Evans responded quickly to a student who had car problems. The student was very upset and Chief Evans helped by changing her tire, walked her to class and explained to the instructor the reason she was late.
“The main reason we are here is for our students. It’s important to let them know that we are here to help them. I have two daughters and I would want someone to help them. So, I treat students like I would want my daughters treated,” he said.
Jenny Woodard, radio dispatcher for campus police, said that it is not uncommon for Chief Evans to help students.
“It feels good to know that I was able to help,” he said. “I try to make it a point to watch out for our students and stress this to all of our officers. Not only are we here for our students but as police we are here for everyone’s protection and safety. It’s nice to know that others see what we do and appreciate our efforts.”
The Caring Campus General Behavioral Commitments are the following:
- Listen to student questions and concerns with a positive attitude and commitment
- Make a meaningful connection with students.